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Sir Alex Ferguson makes cheeky Liverpool jibe as Manchester United legend delivers Sale Shark team talk

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May 24, 2023
Sir Alex Ferguson makes cheeky Liverpool jibe as Manchester United legend delivers Sale Shark team talk

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Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson made a cheeky dig at Liverpool’s expense while giving a team talk to Sale Sharks.

The iconic manager was speaking to the team ahead of their Premiership Rugby final against Saracens on Sunday.

Fergie has made a new career out of doing motivation speeches

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Fergie has made a new career out of doing motivation speeches

His association with Sale Sharks goes back six years when he attended their Challenge Cup clash against Toulouse.

It inspired a long-running relationship with the club and Rugby League as a whole.

The 81-year-old is regarded as one of the greatest sporting managers of all time and is known for his fiery team talks and motivational techniques.

And he showcased once more as he told the Sharks that enjoying the match isn’t important, as only winning matters.

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In his pep talk, Ferguson said: “To lose…you don’t want to lose.

“I wish you all the best on Saturday. The thing is, I’m telling you, don’t wear a white suit for Christ’s sake!

“Concentration. You’re not there to enjoy it, you’re there to win.”

Fergie was referencing the 1996 FA Cup final in which the Liverpool team arrived at Wembley Stadium in all-white suits, a bold fashion statement before such a big occasion.

He told Sale Sharks not to wear white suits in a dig at Liverpool's 1996 FA Cup attire

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He told Sale Sharks not to wear white suits in a dig at Liverpool’s 1996 FA Cup attire
The Man United legend is regarded as one of the greatest-ever sporting managers

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The Man United legend is regarded as one of the greatest-ever sporting managersCredit: AFP

However it was Ferguson and United who had the last laugh on that day as the Red Devils won the trophy with a 1-0 win thanks to Eric Cantona’s 85th minute winner.

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