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Ex-Man United starlet claims Alex Ferguson branded him a ‘f****** idiot’ after flashy car was exposed by David Beckham

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Mads Timm, who played for United between 2002 and 2006, says he was slammed by Sir Alex Ferguson after being discovered driving a flashy new sports car

Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly branded one of his former Manchester United starlets a “f****** idiot” for driving a flashy sports car.

Mads Timm, who played for United between 2002 and 2006, has confessed to trying to hide his expensive Porsche from the legendary Old Trafford chief.

Writing in his autobiography Red Devil, which is being serialised by Danish newspaper BT, Timm admitted that he used to park his car alongside the training ground staff in the hope that Ferguson did not see what he was driving.

But he was rumbled when David Beckham asked for permission to arrive to training in a helicopter on a special occasion and vehicles had to be moved.

Timm said: “Brian McClair got hold of me and said Ferguson wanted to see me in his office.

“I had a Porsche, and I was well aware that the boss cared very little about that, if you played well.

“For the same reason I had parked helpfully at the entrance, where the ordinary workers usually were.

“Around the same time, David Beckham had a downturn in form, and had ventured to seek permission to arrive for training in a helicopter.

“Ferguson flipped out. Now he had discovered my Porsche.

“‘F*****g idiot,’ he called me on that occasion, and then I took a taxi to training for a period.”

Timm also recalled one of his more memorable reprimands from Ferguson.

While walking around the training ground with some of his youth team pals, Timm greeted Ferguson as “Alex”.

But the manager did not take too kindly to that and allegedly responded: “I’m not your friend, I’m your f****** boss!”

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