ENGLAND legend Paul Gascoigne once begged Sir Alex Ferguson for a transfer to Manchester United.
Gazza has revealed he pleaded in vain after finishing his contract with Italian side Lazio in 1995, despite being at the height of his fame – because he had snubbed Ferguson earlier in his career.
He said: “I knew I wasn’t going there. You only mess with Sir Alex once.”
Perhaps he should have offered Sir Alex a can of lager, some chicken, a mobile phone and something to keep warm…