Benitez defends Ferguson comments

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez says he has no regrets over comments made about Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson earlier this year.

Benitez came under criticism from the press after a rant about Ferguson’s complaining of the Football Association and his ability to get away with it, before losing the Premier League top spot to Ferguson’s men after a poor run of results in January.

Benitez says he still did the right thing speaking out.

“Ferguson controls everything in this country,” he said. “These are the facts as everyone knows. When he decided to talk about Liverpool I knew I had to respond to him.”

  • The full interview which these quotes are from was first published on This Is Anfield on Monday. The quotes are now being run by the national press, with many of the media taking them out of context. To read the full interview with Spanish newspaper AS click here.