Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he ‘got annoyed’ when Liverpool did the double over Manchester United last season.
In what was a wretched season for United and former boss David Moyes, Liverpool did the double over Ferguson’s former side, winning 1-0 at Anfield in September before cruising to a 3-0 win at Old Trafford in March.
Eventual title winners Manchester City also did the double over United in emphatic fashion.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side stormed to a 4-1 win at the Etihad in September, before comfortably disposing of Moyes’ side 3-0 at Old Trafford on route to their second Premier League title in late March.
And Ferguson – who won 13 league titles, two Champions League’s, five FA Cups, four league cups and two World Club Championships during his Old Trafford career – admits those matches left him feeling frustrated – in particular the Liverpool defeats.
“I got annoyed when we lost to Liverpool last year,” he an exclusive interview with the club’s in-house channel, MUTV.
“I didn’t enjoy that. I don’t like losing to Liverpool and Manchester City last year, because they are your biggest rivals and the ones you always strive to defeat and are always in our way. Particularly Liverpool of course.
“The way I’ve always been and I did it as a manager, I’m actually quite stone-faced watching a game. I don’t try to show any emotions unless we score. I always celebrate a goal, even now as a director I still celebrate a goal.
“You’re always conscious maybe the cameras are on you and this is happening quite a lot.”