As everybody and their dog knows, there's a new Alex Ferguson book coming out.
We've seen a big fuss made about his admission that he believes he only ever worked with four truly world class players, and other things that have clearly been said to create a bit of publicity for the book, but the following is an expert straight from 'Leading', and it is rather interesting.
When West Ham United were relegated at the end of the 2011 season, it was due in part to their inability to close out games, as was evident when Manchester United came back from 2-0 down at Upton Park to win 4-2. Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick that day, but he probably wasn't as happy as his manager, who had another reason for wanting to see the Hammers slip:
While it's no news that Fergie likes to hold a grudge, it's interesting to see a manager be so open in his desire to see another team suffer.
And all because someone had a jibe at Wes Brown.