Gordon Strachan Reveals Sir Alex Ferguson Was So Livid About Aberdeen’s Display In The 1983 Scottish Cup Final Win

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Despite winning the 1983 Scottish Cup final, Sir Alex Ferguson was so furious with his Aberdeen players that he refused to let their spouses on the team van after the game, according to Gordon Strachan.

The Dons beat Rangers in extra time to win the Hampden Park final, just three days after winning the European Cup Winners’ Cup against Real Madrid in Gothenburg, but manager Ferguson was dissatisfied with his team’s performance.

Despite winning the final in dramatic fashion, the Scottish manager was enraged, branding his players a “disgrace” in a post-match interview on the Hampden ground, with former Dons player Strachan stating ‘Fergie’ went ‘bananas’ to his players.

‘(It was) one of the most horrendous days in my life really winning the cup final,’ Strachan told talkSPORT. ‘None of us knew what he was saying, it was live on TV, we thought we were going to celebrate.

‘I think somebody says, ‘Archie (Knox, the assistant manager) can we get the champagne out for a drink?’ And Archie says ‘oooh not a good idea, he’s gone bananas out there, he’s gone bananas.’

‘So he comes back and starting shouting, doing the lot, then he wouldn’t let the wives get on the team bus after it because we were all a disgrace so the wives had to go on a different bus to the reception.’

Source: Daily Mail

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