SMALLING REVEALS THE SIR ALEX FERGUSON TREATMENT THAT MOURINHO GAVE THE PLAYERS AT HALF-TIME AGAINST BOURNEMOUTH

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Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was famous for giving his players the hairdryer treatment during his tenure as the manager of Manchester United, and it was one of the success secrets of the legendary Scot.

Chris Smalling has revealed that Jose Mourinho gave his players the infamous Sir Alex Ferguson hairdryer treatment at half time at the Vitality Stadium.

United were dominated by Bournemouth in the first half of the Premier League clash on Saturday, and the Cherries mounted pressure as they created chance after chance till Callum Wilson scored the opener just after 11 minutes.

Eddie Howe’s side were by far the better team in the first-half, but Anthony Martial was able to help his side by levelling the scores ten minutes before half-time.

United were a much different side in the second period and Chris Smalling has admitted the team were given the Ferguson hairdryer treatment in the dressing room at half-time.

“Yeah I think the team did,” Smalling replied when asked if they were given a Ferguson style telling off at the break.

“I think the team deep down we knew it wasn’t a very good first half for me personally and for every one of us, we had to stand tall and we stood up and made sure the second half is much better.”