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On Henderson rejection Sir Alex admits: Man Utd missed out on really good person

Manchester United icon Sir Alex Ferguson has discussed his criticism of Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson in one of his books.

Ferguson infamously detailed why United turned down Henderson when he was a youngster at Sunderland, questioning his running style.

On Friday, the Scot said: "There was criticism from Brendan Rodgers about my assessment of Jordan.

"The actual story was we were ready to make a bid for him at Sunderland. I spoke to Steve Bruce.

"Our scouting/medical department said they weren't happy with his running style.

"They said he could be the type to get injuries. I had to make sure players would always be available.

"But we loved Jordan as a player. He has proved that now.

"All the stories I hear about him tell me that I missed out on a really good person."

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