Register Login Scores

Ex-Man Utd Star Reveals Huge Fergie-Beckham Fallout

Many people still see Sir Alex Ferguson and David Beckham's fallout as one of the biggest manager-player bust-ups ever, despite the incident occurring 16 years ago. A former Manchester United star has now recalled their infamous dressing room fight.

Mane On How He'd Feel If Messi Won Ballon D'Or

In 2003, after an FA Cup clash against Arsenal, Beckham and Ferguson were embroiled in a massive dressing room scuffle, setting off a process that eventually led to the player's move to Real Madrid later that year.

Former United and Uruguay forward Diego Forlan, who officially retired from the game earlier this month, has now recalled the infamous incident.

Click here to find out how you can win a trip for two to watch a Premier League game live in the UK with Cadbury!

"It was a tremendous rift," he told the Daily Mirror.

"It was after a match against Arsenal in the FA Cup and Ferguson was not happy because Robert Pires had made a break down the left, Gary Neville was caught too far forward, and Beckham did not cover.

"In the locker room, Ferguson and Beckham began to insult each other. Every insult was worse than the last one and both men wanted to have the final word.

"Then Ferguson left, and it seemed that the discussion was over, but then Beckham said something else.

"Ferguson turned around and saw a boot lying on the floor and kicked it toward Beckham. A stud hit him in the eyebrow, and he was cut.

"We all saw the blood and thought 'no, that didn't happen', but within a moment both men were getting ready to fight.

"That was when Roy Keane and Van Nistelrooy stepped in to separate them."

Ronaldo On The Difference Between Him And Messi

Do you think that Beckham and/or Ferguson regret what happened on that day in 2003? Let us know in the comments section below. 

nextarticle

Starting XI: Wolves v Man Utd

3 comments

Top 5

Bucs Youngsters Get Revenge In Soweto Derby

160 Nov 16, 2019 05:54 PM in MultiChoice Diski Challenge

13 Players Who've Scored 50 Free-Kicks Or More

4 Nov 12, 2019 08:00 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Two Buccaneers On Suspension Tightrope

42 Nov 12, 2019 08:06 AM in Orlando Pirates

Ronaldo Facing Two-Year Ban?

69 Nov 12, 2019 07:39 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

10 Players Who Left Real Madrid Because Of Ronaldo

8 Nov 17, 2019 07:18 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Only Player Messi Asked To Swap Shirts With

8 Nov 17, 2019 02:34 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Breaking: PSL Issues Harsh Sanction On Makola

215 Nov 15, 2019 12:16 PM in PSL

Starting XI: Ghana v Bafana

117 Nov 14, 2019 06:24 PM in Bafana

Ofori Leads List Of 6 Potential Chiefs Targets?

61 Nov 15, 2019 06:15 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Middendorp: The Trophy Belongs To Sundowns

88 Nov 12, 2019 09:16 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

27 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Inside Bafana Camp As They Prepare For Ghana

16 Nov 11, 2019 09:17 PM in Bafana

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

20 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Heartwarming Scenes As Mothiba Gives Fan Special Gift

5 Nov 12, 2019 10:00 AM in Players Abroad