Ferguson claims he only used the hairdryer six times while at Manchester United

Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson was known for his managerial genius and his fiery temperament during his 27 years at the club.

Ferguson’s temper would, allegedly, manifest itself towards his players in changing rooms and at training grounds in the form of what was known as the “hairdryer treatment”.

It was widely believed that Ferguson would get the hairdryer out whenever players underperformed or put a foot wrong on the pitch.


But the Scot claims he only really lost his rag half a dozen times during his long and successful spell at Old Trafford.

He said:

“There was a lot of myth about it. It happened about half a dozen times in 27 years and the players will tell you that.

“The problem for me was if a player answered me back, I headed towards them. That was my problem.

“Jock Stein always said to me, ‘Leave it until Monday to talk to them,’ but I said I couldn’t wait until Monday. So, on a Saturday after the game, I told them exactly how I felt, because we had trained at a level all week that I expected to win every game.”

We’re not so sure we believe him…

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