Former Gunners Ace Slams Fergie

By on September 25, 2011

Paul Merson has hit out at Sir Alex Ferguson after the Scot slammed Ashley Cole for his tackle on Javier Hernandez last week.

Fergie was left furious after Cole’s challenge forced Hernandez off the field. But former Arsenal ace Merson wrote in his column for the Daily Star:

“He was wrong. Javier Hernandez got injured after Cole made that tackle on him – and Fergie called him reckless. I don’t think he is at all.

“He is a top, top player, Ashley Cole. He wasn’t out to injure the guy. For me he’s going for the ball.

“You don’t go out to hurt a player in your own box because it’s a penalty. I don’t understand all this stuff about the ball being out of play.

“That’s the reason the ref gave for not giving the penalty. But that’s rubbish, isn’t it? It should have been a penalty.

“I think Fergie was angry because he’s lost a player – and he’s entitled to his opinion. But he was wrong to accuse Ashley like that.”

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22 Comments

  1. prettyred

    September 25, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Ashley Cole was obvioudly not went for his legs, but STILL it was a reckless challenge mate!!!reckless act doesn’t mean it must be intentional, I don’t know how much sober Cole was but am sure he was unconscious of what he was doing at that very moment, and don’t forget it was at the box so it was clear penalty…please shut the fuck up

  2. FG

    September 25, 2011 at 10:32 am

    I remember Fergie voicing his support for Ryan Shawcross after he broke Ramsey’s leg. It’s a bit different when one of his players is on the receiving end though!

  3. prettyred

    September 25, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Fergie was right about Ryan Shawcross, am not forgetting the fact that Wenger was always moaning about Scholes and his tackles, he was always talking about the dark side of united players and never took a full credit for their class, so that is Fergies cute answer for that dear FG!!!

    • samuel

      September 25, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      But what was Ferguson,s reaction to Roo
      ney,s forearm smash to a fellow profess
      iuonal player,s face ,last season .Oh it wasn,t that bad,really ,so what will
      happen at the theatre of tears when Ro
      ooney gets injured again,during a long
      hard season as there,s no more money to
      buy top quality proven players like Berb
      atov,van Nistelrooy etc.?

      • arrays

        September 26, 2011 at 3:39 am

        well, at least we dobt have trophy drought out for six years….

  4. Naxif

    September 25, 2011 at 10:57 am

    S.alex ferguson is a big for nothing fool.

    • oh dear

      September 25, 2011 at 6:13 pm

      Big for nothing? Funny. Get back to me when the manager of your club has won half the trophies he has.

    • Cherop

      September 25, 2011 at 7:17 pm

      U need 2 be taken back 2 baby class.ur brain has porriage.

    • arrays

      September 26, 2011 at 3:40 am

      jealousy IS a big disease…..

  5. fxquine

    September 25, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Fergie wants kings treatment for his players, but his players can be nasty sometime and he is quick to defend them.

    • arrays

      September 26, 2011 at 3:41 am

      every manager do the same thing. ASK “Chequebook” Kenny and Arsene Whinger…

  6. vc

    September 25, 2011 at 11:27 am

    prettyred: ryan shawcross reckless no class end of, no debate, was stupid.

  7. husky shah

    September 25, 2011 at 11:39 am

    good god. I thought Paul Merson had given up alcohol. It seems he still hasn’t kicked the habit.

  8. muriku

    September 25, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    fergie z living in his own world.hw cud he sapot shawcross for breaking ramsey’s leg n yet nw he z crying ova cole 4 tackling harnadez.man u is no diferent from otha teams.echo 2 da ref.

    • Weedir83

      September 25, 2011 at 2:01 pm

      Learn how to spell moron!!

  9. Abbey

    September 25, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Saf is always over protective abt his players but he shows no affections for other players n that’s wrong in d game of futbol

    • arrays

      September 26, 2011 at 3:43 am

      how could U now? ASK other footballers and Managers and they’ll show U how warm fergie really is…

  10. samboy

    September 25, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Paul Merson is an alcoholic so noone should take him seriusly. He just wants attention.

  11. FletchTHEMAN

    September 25, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Anyone who thinks that tackle didn’t deserve a card or worse is frankly being ABU. Meekson is a foul ABU so no surprise. Cole should have been off. Similar late high tackle last year injured another United player. Cole is way past it and a bit of an ass for complaining. Nothing less than would be expected of someone who plays with Terry week in and week out. Just sayin.

  12. Lapoto

    September 26, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Sir alex is right abt cole,at worst it should av been a pk

  13. United 'till I die!

    September 26, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Think Dowd got it right when not giving Chicha a PK considering Cole didn’t prevent a goal scoring chance. But for heavens sake, he should’ve been sent off!!! Reckless challenge..

  14. King Kenny

    September 26, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Paul Merson. Daily Stuff. ’nuff said.

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