Fri, Apr 23, 2010
Eric Cantona is supposedly the only Manchester United player exempted from Ferguson’s hairdryer treatment.
Former Manchester United player Clayton Blackmore told Sport.co.uk in an exclusive interview that Cantona was never on the receiving end of Sir Alex Ferguson’s infamous ‘hairdryer treatment’ and that Ryan Giggs would just pip Cantona as the best player he ever played with.
He said: “Everybody had [the hairdryer] except Eric – I think he was the only one who never had it. Presumably because he never played badly!”
“Actually, it wasn’t so much playing badly as it was doing certain things wrong in a game. The hairdryer was a good way of letting you know not to do it next time.”
On the best player he ever played with, Blackmore said: “Eric came into it but I’ve got to go for Ryan [Giggs] for what he’s done in the game. He’s stayed at one club throughout and he’s still doing it now. It’s scary.”