Benitez opens a war of words with Ferguson

Rafa Benitez used his Friday press conference to go on the offensive against Sir Alex Ferguson, claiming that the Manchester United manager had attempted to goad the Spaniard into a war of “mind games.”

Sadly for Rafa, he convinced very few that these so-called “mind games” had had little effect on him, unleashing a tirade against Sir Alex in front of the baying media.

The highlights of the rant included Rafa’s belief that “Mr Ferguson is killing the referees,” Ferguson is “the only manager who will not be punished” for his verbal assaults on officials, and his sarcastic suggestion that “Mr Ferguson organises the fixtures in his office and sends it to us and everyone will know and cannot complain. That is simple.”

See Rafa’s wonderful rant against Sir Alex here.