Zeenews Sports Bureau
Manchester: Setting aside talks of any disharmony in the Manchester United camp, manager Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted that he won’t allow it to happen at his club.
Ferguson was replying to a query raised in the aftermath of reports claiming rift in their ‘noisy neighbours’ camp, Manchester City. Last weekend, controversial Italian striker Mario Balotelli was involved in an altercation with his City teammate Aleksandar Kolarov over the taking of a free kick against Sunderland.
“I wouldn’t allow it but it can happen at moments in a game. Peter Schmeichel used to have a go at Steve Bruce and Gary Pallister and they’d give it back. Roy Keane used to do it,” he was quoted as saying by The Sun.
“You need unity if a team is going to win the league. Teams are about unity – we have got experience of that. Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs can ensure that’s the case.”
“Young players in the dressing room can look at how they have lasted so long – they are great examples. We take unity for granted here. We expect it – but it doesn’t happen everywhere,” he added.