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Man Utd legend Scholes: The worst rollicking from Fergie I had...

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has recalled the biggest blast he copped from former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Scholes admits he wasn't often on the receiving end of it, but the worst occasion for him came in a Premier League match at Newcastle United in September 2001.

"I probably didn't get as much as everyone else, but I do remember one particularly bad one was Newcastle away," Scholes told Robbie Savage on the Savage Social podcast.

"I was sub actually, and still got b******ed!

"I think we were two or three-nil down maybe. I came on and we got it back to 3-3, I'm not saying it was down to me!

"I'd done alright, I made a couple of chances and I think I made a goal, and I could have scored a couple of times. So I thought I'd made a little bit of a difference.

"Then with about 15 minutes to go I tried a backheel, probably around the halfway line, and they broke and I think [Alan] Shearer scored.

"Then afterwards the manager went absolutely ballistic at me, and it was the first time I ever answered back.

"It was never something I'd ever do, because I'd seen [Paul] Incey and Peter Schmeichel answer back to him and it doesn't end well! Trust me!

"I just kept answering back to him. I was wrong really, and that was never me.

"Whenever I was getting a b******ing I just took it, but for this one occasion I didn't think it was merited because I thought I'd made a little bit of difference to the team and got us back in the game."

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