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Scunthorpe boss Robins: I've never talked to Fergie about THAT Man Utd goal

Scunthorpe United boss Mark Robins reckons Sir Alex Ferguson doesn't like to be reminded of his FA Cup heroics.

Robins has a winner's medal to remember the year when his goals helped United win the very first trophy of Ferguson's reign.

He told the People: “Every time the FA Cup comes around, I am reminded of THAT goal, but the truth is that I don't think Sir Alex likes to be reminded of it. I haven't spoken to him very often since I left United in 1992.

“But he wrote in one of his books that he thought I was going to miss and that I only scored because Stuart Pearce pushed me onto the ball. Whether that goal saved his job I don't know because it was something that was never spoken about inside the club.

“And I thought that the goals I scored later in that Cup run were much more important. I scored in the quarter-final win at Newcastle and got the winner against my hometown club Oldham in extra time of a semi-final replay at Maine Road after coming on as a sub.

“They were all crucial goals, but I don't measure my career by them because I did other things in my career that I am more proud of."

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