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What Ferguson despatched Souness in grateful gesture for Man Utd title win

Sir Alex Ferguson has by no means been one to overlook a chance to rub salt within the wound or clarify his distaste for Liverpool at any given alternative.

It’s what you’d count on from a legendary Manchester United head coach, after all, with Graeme Souness recalling a gracious, if considerably cheeky, gesture from the Scot who’d despatched over a case of champagne to the then Balckburn boss again in 2003.

“United acquired the higher of Arsenal the earlier season and that’s the place the champagne from Fergie got here in. I used to be supervisor of Blackburn Rovers in 2003 and the case was awaiting me once I arrived on the coaching floor one morning in Might that yr,” the previous Pink wrote in his column for the Every day Mail.

“We’d completed the double over Arsenal — beating them 2-1 at Highbury and 2-0 in our stadium — on the best way to a sixth-place end. 

“These wins have been clearly an unlimited assist to United clinching the league title that yr, as a result of they gained it by 5 factors. Fergie made positive I knew.”

One can solely think about how devastated the ex-Sky Sports activities pundit will need to have felt realizing his victories over the Gunners had inadvertently helped the Pink Devils clinch the title.

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Arsene Wenger’s males, to their credit score, would go on to reclaim their Premier League crown the next marketing campaign, with Liverpool solely managing second-place finishes in 2008/09 and 2013/14 earlier than Jurgen Klopp introduced the title dwelling to Merseyside.

A 30-year wait was fairly the hiatus from the highest of the English top-flight, and it stays a fantastic disgrace that followers weren’t capable of rejoice such a big second within the stands owing to restrictions then put in place amid the COVID-19 disaster.

Fingers crossed we get the possibility to place that proper beneath this supervisor!

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