Leeds United boss Steve Evans reminisces over his meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson in the FA Cup

Sir Alex Ferguson

The current Leeds boss was then in charge of Crawley Town.

Steve Evans will be hoping to claim a Premier League scalp in the FA Cup this weekend. He takes his Leeds United side to Watford in the FA Cup fifth round tomorrow, with hope of putting off-field problems to one side and taking Leeds into the next round of the cup.

He of course has a famous history with the cup. He took his unfancied Crawley Town side to Old Trafford back in 2011.

Crawley were then a Conference side and Manchester United would go on to win the Premier League and make the Champions League final that season.

But the now Leeds boss took his plucky Crawley side to Old Trafford and gave Sir Alex Ferguson a right scare - losing 1-0 to a Wes Brown header.

Evans has been speaking to the BBC about that fixture this week and had a story to tell regarding Sir Alex, and a vintage bottle of wine:

"We sent a member of staff out to get a bottle on the matchday, he spent £275 on a bottle of red wine I was devastated.

"So we got there and I had presented him with a bottle, privately just me and him afterwards and he looked at it with utter disdain and said 'it's the worst vintage ever' and put it to the side. I was devastated...

"The story goes that two hours later, after the match, when we eventually took our team coach away from Old Trafford. Sir Alex had his car all prepped and ready to leave the stadium and I looked inside it and on the passenger seat was my bottle of wine.

"I looked at the box and looked at him and he says 'that's a fantastic bottle son, I'm not sharing that with anyone, that's for me later.'"

So it seems Evans impressed Sir Alex with the bottle of wine he got him, but wonder what the Manchester United legend thinks of Evans' job, under very difficult circumstances, at Elland Road so far.

Hopefully the Leeds boss will be celebrating a victory with his own bottle of wine this weekend. But given his current employment, perhaps white, not red.

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