Alex Ferguson vs. Josep Guardiola
Alex Ferguson is curious how Barcelona managed to defeat United in two champions league finals, so he decides on a visit to Catalonia to see how Josep Guardiola coaches his team.
After a day he is not really impressed by the training practices, so he asks Guardiola how he gets his players so sharp. “Well it is simple. I sometimes ask my players a difficult question, and that way they stay really sharp mentally” . Of course Fergie wants an example, so Guardiola asks Messi to come over to the touchline.
Pep asks: “Leo, he is not your brother, but still he is your father’s son. Who is he?”
”That is not difficult” , Messi answers immediately, “Of course that is me .”
”You see? That s the way you keep them sharp” , Guardiola says to Fergie.
Ferguson, who wants to win the champions league also, decides to bring this into Manchester United’s practice the next day. He calls Wayne Rooney over to the touchline. “Wayne, I have a question for you” , he says, “He is not your brother, but still he is your father’s son, who is he? ”
”Bleedin ell” , is Wazza’s reply, “That is a tough one to answer, can I sleep on that one night, and why have you asked me this question?”
Fergie explains it has to do with some continental coaching trick and agrees with the one night postponement.
So that night Rooney decides to call Dimitar Berbatov. “He has played on the continent, maybe he knows something about these continental coaching methods.” “Berba, maybe you know the answer to this question, he is not your brother, but still he is your father’s son. Who is he? “
”That is easy, it is me!” , says Berbatov.
So the next day Rooney walks full of confidence to Ferguson. Fergie asks: “Wayne, do you know the answer to my question now?” “ Yes it was actually very easy” , he says, “It’s Dimitar Berbatov!”
Ferguson answers: “No of course not, you fucking arsehole. It’s Lionel Messi!”