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Man Utd great Ferdinand: Ferguson never wanted us horny!

Rio Ferdinand has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson would never have told his players to be 'horny'.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal said in his pre-match press conference for Thursday's Europa League clash with FC Midtjylland that he wants his players to play with 'desire' and to get 'horny' if they want to get past the Danish champions.

During the Champions League broadcast of Manchester City's 3-1 win over Dynamo Kiev on BT Sport, host Gary Lineker suggested that van Gaal had "taken sexy football to an entirely different level with that one".

The van Gaal comment had Lineker and fellow pundit Steve McManaman in a bright mood before former Red Devils star Ferdinand offered the following: "That's the complete opposite to Fergie - he never wanted us horny like that!"

It will be interesting to see exactly how the United players go about delivering van Gaal's message when they host Midtjylland at Old Trafford in the second leg.

Andrew Slevison
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