“If we don’t win the league, it’s because of these two bastards who went out”: Robin van Persie reveals Sir Alex Ferguson called Manchester United stars for parties after losing to Manchester City in 2013
- Robin van Persie revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson called two players to party
- Ferguson called the players ‘a *** holes’ for their actions after losing to bitter rivals
- United still secured the title after Ferguson issued a warning to the squad
Robin van Persie has revealed how legendary former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson called two players to party after a defeat to Manchester City in 2013.
United suffered a 2-1 defeat at home to their rivals in April 2013 and saw their lead in the top of the Premier League narrowed to ten points.
Two United players, whom Van Persie wouldn’t mention, went to party after the loss, which infuriated Ferguson.
Robin van Persie revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson called two Manchester United players to parties after a defeat to Manchester City in 2013
Ferguson hung pictures on the locker room wall taken of the two players during their night out, calling them ‘a *** holes’.
Ferguson warned that the players in question could eventually cost the title for United and also said anyone involved in such an activity would be sold.
Van Persie said SoFoot: ‘The day after the game, Sir Alex had photos hung on the locker room wall of the two players during their night out.
“He told the whole squad,” Guys, if we don’t win the league, it’s because of these two bastards who chose to go out. “
“I know the names, but I can’t reveal them. The manager butchered them. It was amazing. He hung photos to document where they were, at 2am, 3am, 4am, etc., to underline how stupid they had been.
Van Persie stated that Ferguson called the players ‘a *** holes’ and warned against missing the title
“He didn’t stop there, but warned us that if he heard that any of us go out before we win the competition, we would be out of the team.
“He was ruthless and said,” I don’t care who you are or how many trophies you’ve won – if you go out before the end of the season, I’ll sell you. “
“After that speech, I had the two toughest workouts I’ve ever had in my life. We won the title. A manager needs to know when to be tough and when to take the pressure off. ‘
Ferguson’s speech certainly had the desired effect, with United winning the title in what turned out to be his last management season.
That season, Van Persie played a prominent role for United – his first campaign with the club – as he scored 26 goals in 38 league games.