Sir Alex Ferguson was never likely to hold back on Rafa Benitez in his autobiography, and he did not disappoint.
He described his old foe with vitriol and genuine dislike, describing him as a 'silly man', adding:
"Once you made it personal, you had no chance, because I could wait. I had success on my side."
Benitez has so far been quiet on the Scotsman, he is bracing his time surely, but in the mean time, Andrea Dossena has leapt heroically to his defence.
Dossena was as scorer in the Benitez' managed Liverpool side which won 4-1 at Old Trafford in 2009, and while he did not have the best of success at Anfield, being sold by the Spaniard to Sunderland has not darkened his keenness on his former boss.
The Italian defender stuck up for Benitez and put the boot into Ferguson at the same time.
He told Radio CRC in his homeland:
"It's true he has won a lot but he has lost a lot too.
"I found his statement on Benitez in poor taste."
Dossena is a brave man to have a dig at Sir Alex Ferguson 'losing a lot', but as Liverpool fans will rightly point out, the Scotsman won just one more Champions League with United than Benitez with Liverpool in more than three times the attempts.
We await Benitez bringing Ferguson up to speed with the 'facts' raised in his book.
What do you think of Dossena's comments?
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