Former Manchester United ace Andrei Kanchelskis has lifted the lid on an awkward meeting with manager Sir Alex Ferguson, in which he called the legendary boss “a Scottish b*****d”.
Kanchelskis spent four years at Old Trafford from 1991-95 and twice won the Premier League with the Red Devils, as well as the FA Cup and League Cup once each.
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However, it was not all smooth sailing for the former Russia international, who admitted that he had some language issues when he first arrived at the club from Shakhtar Donetsk.
His team-mates played upon his naivety to con him into abusing Ferguson, whose explosive temper was legendary.
“I came to England and I had never spoken English very well,” he admitted to the Daily Record. “Some guys said to me ‘if the gaffer comes to the dressing room, say to him ‘Scottish b*****d’, you know like ‘hello Scottish b*****d’.
“I said it and everybody was laughing. Fergie as well. He smiled because he understood I didn’t speak English very well.
“He said: ‘Next time, not like this, don’t speak like that.’”