“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:
“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