Sir Alex Ferguson was offered a simple choice – Man City or Arsenal – and the Manchester United legend was not prepared to make that choice.
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The Scot is at Cheltenham this week indulging in his other great love, horse racing, as he has three runners this week at the famous festival.
He was getting ready to watch Hermes Allen, who he co-owns with friends, when he was collared by ITV Racing for a few questions.
After some Cheltenham chat, Sir Alex was hit with a football question: Man City or Arsenal?
Whether it was who he thought will win the Premier League title this season or who he would like to lift the trophy wasn’t clear, but his feelings on the matter were.
‘I’m not interested,’ he said.
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Ferguson was much happier to open up on the racing that he had witnessed at Cheltenham, admitting that Tuesday had been an emotional day.
‘Unbelievable, that Honeysuckle was… I don’t think anyone was left without a tear,’ Ferguson said. ‘The jockeying and training, fabulous.’
Former Red Devils defender Gary Pallister says that Ferguson’s love of the horses has not been there, in fact it was quite the opposite when he was playing for United in the 90s.
‘My favourite memories of Fergie and horse racing is that if he found out you’ve been to Cheltenham Festival, he’d drop you,’ Pallister told Cheltenham Racing.
‘He wasn’t into Cheltenham racing then. He didn’t play golf and he didn’t like horse racing. Now he loves his golf and his horse racing and owns horses.
‘Back in the day, he wasn’t OK with the lads going off for a day at the races, but that’s all changed and he’s obviously been involved for quite a while now with his good friends from Manchester and had some good success there.’
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