It was a bad week for sore losers like Sir Alex Ferguson.
I happen to agree with him that immediately after a game, particularly one that is so important and one that you have lost, is not a good time for a manager to be interviewed i.e. in terms of his best interests.
However, someone of his vast experience should not have made the remark about “typical Germans”. For a start, I counted one German, one Belgian, one Dutchman and one Frenchman as those that approached the referee. No matter. His comment was certain to be interpreted in xenophobic terms. Don’t shoot the messenger, Alex.
Further, ridiculously, it sparked a later attack by the United manager on the media about its supposed bias against the club. That is complete garbage.
In my experience, the majority of reporters fall into two camps: either they’re open or closet United fans or they’re so petrified about the manager they view most of what United ‘do’ in sycophantic terms.
And that, Sir Alex, is a fact.