Sir Alex goes Tony Soprano on a reporter


Here is Sir Alex caught in the act of trying to ban a reporter who strayed from the reservation by asking a question about Ryan Giggs.
“We’ll get him” is distinctly gangster-ish but it also gives you an insight into how the Man Utd manager wants to keep away a media circus salivating at the prospect of a bigger story than the Champions League finals. “Give them an inch, they’ll take a yard.”

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4 comments on “Sir Alex goes Tony Soprano on a reporter
  1. That question was hardly a go at Giggs. Still though, it will keep anyone else from going there in the run-up. Awful timing for Giggs. But Fergie let it be known in no uncertain terms, he has got his players’ backs!
    Starting lineup:
    VdS
    Fabio/Rafael/O’Shea Vidic Ferd Evra
    Valencia Anderson/Fletcher Scholes/Giggs Park
    Rooney
    Hernandez
    Seems to me the real question is who to start in the middle of the park? Rooney will likely play withdrawn and defend the deep Barca midfielder like he was dispatched to do against Chelsea. Fletcher would be the go to guy but is he fit? Then Anderson for his better tackling over Carrick? And then is it Scholes or Giggs who starts? Finally, at right back, speed over experience? Would love to hear your thoughts.
    KevNYC

  2. Kev: I think the best bet would be to start Darren Fletcher for his disruptive qualities – his tackling has an edge and might force Xavi just enough out of his rhythm for Utd to mount some effective counter attacks. If he’s not fit then Carrick who is obviously a more complete holding midfielder. Rooney will probably be on Busquets because he’s the link between the backfield and midfield and a lot of the movement originates from him. Jonathan Wilson made an observation that Park Ji Sung is possibly Utd’s best defensive midfielder/winger because of his superb tracking skills which will be used to pin back Alves. Valencia comes in handy with his crosses which is where Utd have an advantage and service from the right to Hernandez and Rooney could trouble the central pair of Pique and Puyol. I think it will be vital for Utd to go for the opening goal that was denied two years ago so both Rooney and Hernandez should start. My starting line up is VdS- Rafael- Vidic- Ferd- Evra, Valencia -Fletcher- Giggs- Ji Sung Park, Rooney – Hernandez.

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