Register Login Live

English Premier League

'Fergie Was Furious After Loss To Chiefs'

A former Manchester United player has revealed just how furious Sir Alex Ferguson was in 2006 following their loss to Kaizer Chiefs in a pre-season tournament.

Ronaldo Reacts To Fernandes Apology

It has been 15 years since the South African giants defeated the Red Devils on penalties after a 1-1 draw in their Vodacom Challenge encounter in Mzansi. 

While that match will still be remembered fondly by South African football fans, particularly supporters of the Amakhosi, ex-United goalkeeper Ben Foster might feel differently.  

Speaking as a guest on a podcast during a recent interview, the current Watford shot-stopper recalled how disappointed Ferguson was to lose. 

Open a Tab account and get a 10% bonus, click here to sign up!

"He was a winner, he just wanted to win every single game," he said on the Happy Hour Podcast. 

"We were in a pre-season tournament in South Africa and when you are in SA, there’s only two real teams you play - Orlando Pirates and somebody else, cannot remember their name (Kaizer Chiefs).

"It is a mini three-team tournament and in the final, it went to full time at 1-1 and I didn’t play the game but with one or two minutes to go, Tony Coton, who was the goalie coach, says Fergie, 'Ben is really good at saving penalties' and I’m watching him, thinking 'what the f*** are you talking about. No, I'm not!' 

"So, they brought Luke Steele off, who was fuming, I stretched for the last minute or two and went on before full time. So, he's brought me on to take a penalty as well. I hit the crossbar on my penalty and I did not save one, so we lost the penalty shootout.

"Me and Chris Eagles missed our penalties and when we went into the changing room, he went f****** mad. He went crazy. A pre-season match out in South Africa.

"Ferguson said to me, 'I brought you on!' and then thankfully turned to Chris Eagles and said, 'and you, you little s*** with your long hair.' But that was him. He just was a winner, he never let the standards drop ever." 

Do you know who United's 10 highest-paid players are this season? Find out below! 

'Messi Was a Tyrant In Training'

What Ronaldo’s Son Said When He Met Messi

Mbappe Sent Strong Message After Causing Fight


Top 5

PSL Amend Chiefs & Arrows Fixture  

62 Dec 08, 2021 11:23 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

Pirates Provide Latest On Jele & Lorch

5 Dec 08, 2021 01:58 PM in Orlando Pirates

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

4 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

Shalulile Set To Smash Last Season's Double-Figure Record?

3 Dec 08, 2021 01:19 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Finally! FIFA Respond To SAFA Complaint

132 Dec 03, 2021 04:29 PM in Bafana

Hazard Receives Shock Transfer Offer

3 Dec 05, 2021 11:25 AM in LaLiga

DJ Itu - Khune Flexes Massive Home Entertainment Area

5 Dec 07, 2021 10:31 AM in Ballers Cribs & Travels

Latest Update On Chiefs Vs City Fixture...

108 Dec 04, 2021 11:56 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Report: Ronaldo Suffers Injury During Trademark Celebration

1 Dec 05, 2021 09:31 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

5 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Official: Al Ahly Make Decision On Pitso’s Future

13 Dec 08, 2021 12:58 PM in Players Abroad

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Richards: Criticism Not Fair To Chiefs

37 Dec 08, 2021 07:55 AM in Kaizer Chiefs