"While trying to control the ball, it bounced badly and rose up, and it was the way I found not to lose it. But I did not do it to enjoy myself. Some people of Arsenal were angry about other things and unloaded their fury at this incident.
"Indeed, some people of Arsenal said that we tried to humiliate them and show disdain. It's a lie [that Ferguson cautioned him about it]. Nobody called me to talk about it.
"Almost all the players have already felt that [the hairdryer]," he did concede. "I have already suffered, I admit it!
"You can be sure that the coach will confront the players and shouts at us in the face."