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Benitez congratulates rivals but will not praise FergusonSTEVE NAILOR May 18 2009

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Liverpool 2

 

Rafael Benitez yesterday declined to congratulate Sir Alex Ferguson, the Manchester United manager, for winning the championship, although he was willing to offer praise to his rival club as a whole.

 

Benitez watched his Liverpool side send West Bromich Albion back to the Coca-Cola Championship, all but securing second place in the process, just a day after United won their 18th league crown to equal Liverpool's record.

 

As well as twice being asked at the post-match press conference whether he would offer words of praise to Ferguson, the Spaniard was also questioned about an on-field bust-up between Jamie Carragher and Alvaro Arbeloa, in which the Liverpool defenders pushed each other before they were pulled apart by colleagues.

 

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However, Benitez's unforgiving attitude towards Ferguson proved to be the biggest talking point. Benitez said: "Normally you have to be polite and respect the other manager. During the season we have seen a lot of things that I didn't like, so that's it.

 

I say congratulations to United because they have won.

 

I prefer just to say well done to the club, a big club, a good club. And that's it."

 

http://www.theherald.co.uk/sport/headlines...se_Ferguson.php

 

there are plenty more variations to be found on Newsnow.

 

http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Sport/Football/...eague/Liverpool

 

The sheer cheek of our manager. Refusing to tell the world how good Slurgie is. What did the journalists expect?

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