Wayne Rooney says a rousing speech from Sir Alex Ferguson inspired Man Utd to European glory.
Striker tells of manager's stirring pre-match talk in Moscow
Wayne Rooney has revealed that a rousing pre-match speech from manager Sir Alex Ferguson inspired Manchester United to UEFA Champions League glory.
United defeated Chelsea on Wednesday in Moscow to lift the European Cup for the third time in their history.
And striker Rooney has explained how the experienced Scot delivered a stirring team-talk to enthuse his men before the colossal encounter.
"Just listening to him in the team meeting before the game made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up," the 22-year-old said in the News of the World.
"I am not going to say exactly what he said but he really inspired us. You have to respect him so much.
"He's been there before and with all his experience you have to listen to him.
"Sir Alex has been fantastic to Manchester United. His desire to win after all these years is unbelievable."