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Scotland coach Strachan: Sir Alex rift is over

Scottish legend Gordon Strachan says his feud with Sir Alex Ferguson is over.

Strachan played for Ferguson at Aberdeen and Manchester United.

"It is a bit like brothers who fell out of love with each other and got back together again," said the Scotland boss. "I think I spoke to him last Friday. It is a strange thing that our two boys have got together.

Insisting he never bore a grudge against Ferguson, Strachan admits he is happy the hatchet is now buried as he marks a special birthday.

"It wasn't great, but it wasn't a big thing," he insisted to the Daily Mail. "I'm quite happy floating along. I don't bear grudges. The best thing in life is to speak about it.

"Going back to Fergie, I think he fell out with everybody.

"You ask (Steve) Bruce, Mark Hughes, they've all been there. There is a whole line of them. I was just one of the first. I was one of the pioneers!

"It only happened one or two times. I was quite happy to sit there and take it with the rest of them.

"You have got to remember that I worked with him longer than a lot of people, nine years or so.

"Again, these are the things I wouldn't miss.

"Would you go back and say: 'Please don't shout at me for that?'.

"Nah, I would have missed all these stories and the fun that you have along the way."

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