Neville reveals Sir Alex Ferguson ‘went mad’ at Man Utd legend for swapping shirts with City star after humiliating loss | The Sun

GARY NEVILLE has recalled the moment Sir Alex Ferguson "snapped" in the Manchester United dressing room following a derby defeat to Manchester City.

United had suffered a 3-1 loss to their local rivals when the outburst occurred at Maine Road in 2002.

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Following the full-time whistle, the Red Devils retreated to their dressing room while City celebrated on the pitch.

However, Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy walked through the door dressed in Blue after agreeing to swap shirts with a rival player.

Ferguson was subsequently furious, leading to an extraordinary outburst in the dressing room.

When speaking about the incident on an episode of The Overlap, former Man Utd defender Neville said: "So at the end of that game, I think it came out after, Ruud van Nistelrooy swapped shirts.

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"Somebody asked to swap shirts with Ruud. Do you remember it (Roy Keane)? Who was it that asked to swap shirts with Ruud? 

"And he swapped shirts and walked into the dressing room with a Manchester City shirt on his (chest). I mean, all hell broke loose. He snapped!

"And basically, 'None of you ever, ever, swap one of my shirts ever again', pointing towards the City shirt.

"He went absolutely mad. Crazy. It went quiet."

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Man Utd are set to face Man City once again this weekend in the FA Cup final.

Pep Guardiola's side will look to keep their treble hopes alive with a win over the Red Devils.

Meanwhile, Erik ten Hag is hoping to lead his team to their second piece of silverware.

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