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sport news Rio Ferdinand reveals Sir Alex Ferguson would be 'speaking to his bookie' ...
sport news Rio Ferdinand reveals Sir Alex Ferguson would be 'speaking to his bookie' ...
Rio Ferdinand reveals how Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson would watch training sessions from the sidelines while 'speaking to his bookie about which horse he's backing' Rio Ferdinand played under manager Sir Alex Ferguson from 2002 to 2013   The defender revealed how Ferguson would speak to his bookie during sessions Ferguson is still one of the greatest managers in the history of the game  Ferdinand says Carlos Queiroz was a 'balancing act' for Ferguson He also revealed Rene Meulensteen was his best 'one-to-one coach' 

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Rio Ferdinand has told the story of how Sir Alex Ferguson would be speaking to his bookie during Manchester United training sessions about which horse he was going to back.

Ferguson is one of the greatest managers in the history of the game and won 38 trophies during his 26 years at the helm at Old Trafford. 

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The legendary manager rarely took control of training sessions, leaving it to his coaches including Carlos Queiroz and Rene Meulensteen. 

Rio Ferdinand revealed Sir Alex Ferguson would 'speak to his bookies' during training sessions

Rio Ferdinand revealed Sir Alex Ferguson would 'speak to his bookies' during training sessions

Ferdinand played under Sir Alex during one of the club's best periods in their history

Ferdinand played under Sir Alex during one of the club's best periods in their history

And Ferdinand said on his '"Rio Ferdinand Presents Five' podcast: 'Fergie never took sessions. 

'He obviously did the talking and setting up of the sessions with the coaches before we went out and trained and then he'd just stand on the sidelines and observe the individuals, team, situations, the mood, the pace and intensity of training.'

When asked if Fergie would be saying anything during his observations, Ferdinand added:  'He's speaking to his bookie about which horse he's backing. That's the person he has most conversation with. 

'Every now and again before the session he'd gather us in, maybe ahead of a big game at the weekend or after a result and say "listen guys that game is out of your system now, I want a hard session". So he wouldn't be talking too

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