Quote of the Day: Alex Ferguson reveals caring side in letter to Steven Defour

Ollie Irish

16th, October 2009


“Aye Scholesy, still got it.”

So we know that Fergie wrote a private letter to Standard Liege, for the attention of transfer target Steven Defour (pictured below, skipping around a challenge by Spain midfielder Xavi), whose hopes of moving to Old Trafford in January were ruined by a broken metatarsal. The letter read:

Steven Defour Xavi

“I’ve just heard about your injury and, in the name of Manchester United, I would like to wish you a full and speedy recovery.

“I am sure at the moment you must be feeling awful and that you’ll have all kinds of questions.

“Steven, these are natural worries but I have to tell you that modern medicine and treatments are incredible, you have to have confidence in them.

“I’m going to follow your progress closely and I will remain in contact with your club to have news of your recovery.”

According to the mainstream media, the leak of this letter is a major embarrassment for Ferguson I

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