Fergie tries to back­track on failed United ap­point­ment

Midweek Sport - - SPORTS - By FRANK McCAULEY

SIR ALEX FER­GU­SON has per­formed an amaz­ing U-turn, claim­ing the ap­point­ment of David Moyes WASN’T his idea after all!

Moyes took over from his fel­low Scot at Man United, where he was sacked after less than 12 months.

Fergie had pre­vi­ously claimed that he per­son­ally told Moyes he was the man he wanted to re­place him at Old Traf­ford.

But, after re­al­is­ing that decision back­fired spec­tac­u­larly, he is now say­ing that was never the case.

In the up­dated ver­sion of his au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, Fergie has gone back on his orig­i­nal claim, say­ing it was ac­tu­ally a decision made by the club – not him – after thor­ough re­search.

“There ap­pears to be an ac­cepted view out there that there was no process. Non­sense,” he said. “We feel that we did ev­ery­thing the right


way – qui­etly, thor­oughly, pro­fes­sion­ally.”

Fergie goes on to slam Moyes’ decision to clear out the back­room staff at United and bring in his own peo­ple.

He added: “Maybe David felt that at such a mas­sive club he had to be sure that all cor­ners were cov­ered in terms of his support sys­tem.

“I felt that net­work was al­ready there, with plenty of great peo­ple al­ready in im­por­tant slots.” HARRY RED­KNAPP has launched an as­ton­ish­ing new ver­bal as­sault on Adel Taarabt, claim­ing he’s the WORST pro he has EVER had to deal with.

The QPR boss and the Moroc­can have traded in­sults over re­cent weeks.

And Red­knapp is par­tic­u­larly cruel in his lat­est outburst.

He blasted: “He’s not fit to play a game and that’s the truth.

“He is the worst pro­fes­sional I’ve ever come across.

“He doesn’t try. I’ve pro­tected him for too long.

“The only rea­son he lost any weight is be­cause he had ton­sil­li­tis.”

KING AND HEIR: Fergie and Moyes’ friend­ship will be tested by the lat­est

book rev­e­la­tions

UN­DER FIRE: Taarabt

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