'Never hold a grudge': Fergie reveals managerial secrets

Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson interview
Sir Alex Ferguson in conversation with Charlie Rose in an interview to be shown on the PBS channel in the US tonight Credit: Charlie Rose Show/PBS

The former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed some of his managerial secrets in his first major post-retirement interview to a US network to be broadcast tonight.

Sir Alex told the Charlie Rose Show on PBS that you should "never hold a grudge - it's very important" and that the best players are those who are courageous.

He admitted the worst part of a job was recognising a player was beyond his best.

And he showed an insight into his team talks: "I always say to them at half time, in the last 15 minutes - throw the kitchen sink!"

He also talked about his relationships with David Beckham and Wayne Rooney - and revealed Cristiano Ronaldo was one of two of the world's best players in recent times.

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