Ferguson set to lift lid on Beckham spat

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is set to scribe his second autobiography, eight years after his previous book sold nearly half a million copies.

 

Sir Alex is this week celebrating the 50th anniversary of his professional debut as a 16-year-old striker for Queen’s Park, and is set to lift the lid of an eventful last eight years at Old Trafford.

 

The 66-year-old former Aberdeen boss is set to pocket an additional £2million for the book, having already been paid £1.2million for two publications by publisher Hodder & Stoughton, the first of which, Managing My Life, was released in 2000.

 

The book is expected to reveal the full extent of Ferguson’s anger at Victoria Beckham, wife of former United midfielder David, who many blame for the England captain’s departure for Real Madrid.

 

Other topics on the agenda are expected to include the departure of other players such as Jaap Stam, Roy Keane and Ruud van Nistelrooy – all of whom left in contentious circumstances – and Ferguson’s series of well-publicised rows with the BBC and Sky Sports.

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