Juan Sebastian Veron Opens up about his Relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson

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The Argentine signed from Lazio in 2001 to the Old Trafford club and Fergie once described the midfield playemaker as a “f***ing great player”

He said: “He was so demanding with everybody. If you couldn’t keep up, it was clear you would have to look elsewhere.

“He was always forthright with me, but he had my back from day one, which was very much appreciated. At some points, I wasn’t able to give him everything he expected from me consistently.

“He got it in a few matches but not in others, and if you want to be a great player, your game has to be stable. I couldn’t deliver it at Old Trafford.”

“The language barrier was an issue for me too, but I had very friendly relationships with my team-mates,”

“That said, it was probably an issue in my social life outside the club. That was my fault – I’ve never enjoyed studying in my life! Obviously United provided an English teacher for me, but I took a couple of classes and then gave it up.”

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