Gerrard: Alex Ferguson tried to sign me twice

By on November 12, 2013
Steven Gerrard England

Steven Gerrard has spoken out about Alex Ferguson’s comments in his recent autobiography, where the former Manchester United manager said Gerrard was not a top top player.

Ferguson’s comments shocked virtually everyone in the footballing world. If Gerrard is not a top top player then who is? The Liverpool captain, who rarely speaks out in public about such, responded in an exclusive with the Daily Mail and said:

‘Listen, he’s entitled to his opinion.

‘I’m a fan of his; he is one of the best managers in the world. I won’t lose any sleep over it. Throughout my career I have had praise from all types of people – including him – and I am not vain enough to take it all. I have had some unbelievable praise from him and he tried to buy me, certainly on one occasion. Maybe even two.

‘For me, the most important thing is what Brendan Rodgers and Roy Hodgson are thinking. I think they are really pleased with me and that is all I will worry about.’

So why then would Ferguson try to sign Gerrard TWICE if he was not a top top player? I wonder how Gerrard would have turned out if he had joined Manchester United at some point in his career. It is hard to imagine him in a United shirt! I think the fans would have turned their backs on him just like what happened to Michael Owen. There are just some clubs boyhood Liverpool players should never play for and United is one of them.

I like Gerrard’s stance on this whole situation and he should just let it go and let Ferguson get on with his own life whilst Captain Fantastic focuses on getting Liverpool back to the top.

But Gerrard was not done! He took the opportunity to have a dig at Ferguson following his number of England cap situation.

‘107 caps isn’t bad for someone who isn’t “a top, top player”, is it?’ said Gerrard.

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3 Comments

  1. Awara, Confido Okubo

    November 12, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Ferguson’s comments on SG are a clear indication of the hatred he has for LFC. But good enough his comment are a massive surprise to the football world at large, as the football world itself bears witness the great impact SG has made in the round leather game. SG is not a top top player, yet at a point in his career all the top top clubs and manager (Fergie inclusive) wanted his service and now he is a captain of both club and country. I’m sorry, Fergie IMO is a mischief maker in this issue.

  2. Kervin obondi

    November 12, 2013 at 11:33 am

    In kenya,man utd fan.sir alex waz wrong.stevy g is a top top player.had he played for unt iknow he would have been in the league of iniesta and he would have been a potential candidate for fifpro,ballon d’or.fergie pliz…!

  3. TomLowerCent

    November 13, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I’ve read the book and although I agree with most of what Fergie says inside, I have to say I strongly disagree with what he says about Gerrard. It should be highlighted though that Ferguson did commpliment Gerrard in years gone by and in the actual book. He gave his opinions and did it in a fair and appropriate way. Being a Liverpool fan probably gives me a bias but truly, if Gerrard had joined any our rivals they would have definitely added to their trophy cabinets. Doubters should remember, that Steven Gerrard won the Champions League with a team that – bar a few – had nowhere near his talent, how many could shine with a team consisting of Biscan and Traore?

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