Real Madrid likens senile Ferguson to General FrancoOctober 31st, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 31 (ANI): Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has been branded senile in Spain and compared to Spanish dictator General Franco.
Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon said Ferguson was getting old after an interview in which Manchester Uniteds coach resurrected Real Madrids links with Franco.
Madrid-based paper Marca responded with a series of five pictures of Ferguson changing into Franco, with a headline Ferguson Senile.
Im not going to waste any time answering him. I admire his history but recently he has gone a bit senile, The Sun quoted Calderon, as saying.
Fergusons own comments came as he slaughtered Reals arrogant pursuit of Ronaldo during the summer.
The no-nonsense Scot, 66, said: What made it really obscene was that Madrid, as General Francos club, had a history of being able to get whoever and whatever they wanted before democracy came to Spain.
Ferguson will understandably be furious with the attack in Spain, prompted by his refusal to sell Ronaldo to Real.
The player wanted to go and Calderon, 57, constantly courted him but Fergie would not budge. (ANI)