‘I don’t think they will be too happy’ – Sir Alex Ferguson targets Liverpool fans with a cheeky arrow

Sir Alex Ferguson could not resist the rude rush of Liverpool fans after his high tone at the opening of the Grand National Festival.

The former Manchester United boss on the opening day of this year’s festival scored an outstanding 62/1 high, as he achieved even greater success at Merseyside.

The Protectorate, Monmiral and Clan Des Obeaux were the winners of the Scot, who was present at Aintree to watch the action live.

The protectorate, which was ruled out on 17/2, was given Ferguson a day off by a three-length flyer at the Manifesto Novice Chase at 13:45 and won the Scot £ 42,202.50.

Then Monmiral, the 10/11 favorite, made a double duel of the day for Ferguson just over half an hour later, cruising to a seven-time victory in the Doom Bar Anniversary 4-YO Juvenile Hurdle.

The four-year-old Castilian raised £ 42,202.50 for his win, to give the football legend two more wins on the biggest riding stage.

Things then got even better for Ferguson as two-time King George winner Clan Des Obeaux made a dominant appearance to win the Aintree Bowl with a 5/2 odds.

“It’s the best day I’ve had in my racing time, or about 20 years,” Ferguson said following his third winner of the day.

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“It’s different than when I managed my football teams – I had control over what would happen on the field, but I don’t control it (on the racetrack) because the coach does it all as the owner you hope will go well.

“You have the same excitement when you win big races like what excites you a lot. It was a fresh approach with cheeks involved.

“He had a three-month break, we ran over him right in front and gave him enough space to run and I think everything worked out. I think he was the best horse in the race anyway.



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“Horses like Native River had a tough Golden Cup so that was an advantage (coming here fresh). It’s great, victory is the name of the game. Having won the Merseyside, everyone will be happy! “

Before the former United boss concluded with an attack on Reds fans: “This is my first [treble at Aintree]. I don’t think so [Liverpool FC fans] will be very pleased! ”

Ferguson will hope that his happiness will continue on Saturday as “Give Me Copper” runs at the famous Grand National. The horse shot at 66/1 bookmakers and is one of Ferguson’s co-owners along with four other people.

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