Rafa Benitez tells Sir Alex Ferguson to forget the mind games because he can’t understand his accent

Posted by - April 12, 2009 - Liverpool, Manchester United, Oddballs

Let’s talk about facts… the fact that I can’t tell a word your saying
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Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has told his Manchester United counterpart Sir Alex Ferguson not to bother with mind games because he can’t understand his Scottish accent anyway. Benitez – renowned for his newsreader Queen’s English – told Fergie he would not be affected by his psychological warfare since most of it goes above his head.

He said: “Mind games are for managers who are affected by mind games, but I don’t understand him – because he talks in a Scottish accent.”

I wonder if I could use the same argument to convince Andy Gray to remain mute throughout Sky commentaries?

Thanks to OTP reader Liam for the tip.