Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo revealed some insights into the temper of former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who used to kick boots, chairs and even insulted his players.
In a BBC documentary, Ronaldo spoke about how Ferguson use to walk into the change room after poor match displays and tell players exactly what he thought of their performances.
The Portugal captain admitted he got a tongue lashing from the Scot, but insisted Ferguson's hairdryer treatment inspired the players.
"I remember sometimes when we do something bad or we lost some games, he kicked the chairs and he kicked the boots, he kicked everything, the waters, the drinks," Ronaldo explained, as quoted by FourFourTwo.
"And he's so red and, 'F*** you, you should pass the ball, you… '. It was unbelievable, but it was good – because we learn."
Ryan Giggs, who is now the Red Devils' assistant coach, agreed that Ferguson's outbursts helped players to do better on the pitch and explained how he reacted to the Old Trafford legend's treatment.
"I remember him having a go at me at half-time and I had the sort of attitude that said 'Right, I'll show him'. And I played well in the second half, so then he quickly knew how I would respond to him losing his temper," he said.
"That followed me for the next 20 years, so it was a big mistake early on."
Ronaldo made 291 appearances for United under Sir Alex Ferguson and scored 118 goals.
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