Rafa responds to Fergie rant

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Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez is revelling in winning the war of words with Manchester Utd boss Alex Ferguson, today hitting back at comments made by the Scotsman about the Reds’ transfer spending.

Ferguson decided to have a go at his own ‘˜facts’ rant, in the same way Benitez attacked him in January. But instead, came up with inaccurate statements about how Liverpool spend more than Utd.

“If he says that we have spent more than United then I say look at the facts,” said Benitez.

“Which club has consistently broken the transfer record over the last 15 years? It is United.”

Benitez went on to dismiss his counterpart’s managerial success, insisting a lot of Man Utd’s success has been down to them having big money to spend.

“For me, it does not matter whether Alex Ferguson is the manager of Manchester United or not. It will always be difficult to beat United simply because they are the club with the big money.

“Would it be easier for me without Ferguson? I don’t think anything will change in my job whether he is at United or not. It is hard to beat United now – and it will be hard to beat them without Alex Ferguson.”

This Is Anfield’s Matt Ladson uses facts to show just how wrong Alex Ferguson was with his rant this week. Read it here.

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