It is fair to say that Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the greatest managers to ever be involved in football and the game does not feel the same without him. Sir Alex launches his new autobiography, where he does not hold back, and he has had a pop at former England star David Beckham.
Ferguson wrote, "David was the only player I managed who chose to be famous, who made it his mission to be known outside the game. I felt uncomfortable with the celebrity aspect of his life. The minute a Manchester United player thought he was bigger than the manager, he had to go. David thought he was bigger than Alex Ferguson. That was the death knell for him."
Sir Alex also had a bit of a pop about David Beckham joining LA Galaxy back in 2007, adding, "I imagine he also had his eyes on Hollywood and the impact it would have on the next phase of his career. There was no footballing reason to go to America."
For all the admiration and respect that Sir Alex Ferguson built up in his time in the game, you cannot help but feel that there are certain things that should be left unsaid. His new autobiography tells too much and feels like a desperate attempt for Sir Alex to get people talking about him again, now that he is no longer managing.