Sir Alex Ferguson admits liquidating post office staff following Ronaldo signing
Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed he has wound up his post office staff over Manchester United’s signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.
The football legend said the employees were Manchester City fans and he regularly had friendly jokes with them.
He recounted how a woman who works at the post office in Wilmslow, Cheshire, gave him a stick as it looked like Ronaldo would join rivals United.
The Scotsman warned her not to be too sure, then returned to rejoice when the Portuguese superstar joined the club from Old Trafford last month.
The 79-year-old managed Ronaldo for six years at United and is said to have personally called him to convince him to return.
Ferguson said: “At the post office, behind this gate, the girls are City fans and I hammer them.
“When I walked in the girl Sue said to me, ‘Ah, we have Ronaldo, you must be sick as a pig’ and I said, ‘Don’t hatch your eggs now.’
“When I got home, she was hiding, she didn’t want to go out. I said, ‘Take her out, take her out!’ It was really a lot of fun.
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He added, “There is another girl working in the post office store and I walked in one day and she was standing at the front door kissing her boyfriend.
“I said ‘You never know what you’ll get from that kiss by the way,’ because it was from a City fan.”
Speaking on Manchester United’s official podcast, Ferguson also explained how rarely he is disturbed by members of the public when he is on the road.
He said, “Nobody bothers me at Wilmslow.
“I go to small cafes, there are two or three that I like to go to. I go to Marks and Spencer, the garage, and the Tesco.
“I always drive to Wilmslow myself, but if I go further I take a driver.
“My age has a lot to do with it. Nobody wants to disturb an old man, do they? I am 80 years old in December.
“I was lucky for my retirement.
The Glaswegian retired from the Old Trafford hot seat in May 2013 after 27 years at the helm in which he won 38 trophies, including two Champions League titles.
He was treated urgently for a brain hemorrhage in May 2018 and spent several days in intensive care at Salford Royal Hospital, near Manchester.
In 2019 he raised £ 400,000 for the NHS as a thank you for the care he received during his health crisis.