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Aberdeen Legend Jim Leighton Says He’ll Never Speak To Sir Alex Ferguson Again

Aberdeen Legend Jim Leighton Says He’ll Never Speak To Sir Alex Ferguson Again

Jim Leighton insists he’ll never speak to Sir Alex Ferguson again as the feud between the pair reaches almost 30 years.

The Aberdeen legend still hasn’t forgiven Sir Alex for dropping him ahead of Manchester United’s FA Cup Final replay against Crystal Palace in 1990.

Ferguson made the decision to drop the Scotland keeper after the first match ended in a 3-3 draw.

He would make just one more appearance under his former Dons boss.

And now Leighton has reignited the feud as he opens up on the agony of missing out on the Cup Final that day.

He told BBC Sport Scotland: “We’ve never spoken since and never will do again.”

In the emotional video, Leighton wells up as he recalls missing out on the 1-0 victory – and how his relationship with Ferguson deteriorated there after.

Leighton describes how things “got pretty frosty” between him and the legendary United boss after the final.

Asked if he would ever shake his hand, Leighton replied: “No.”

Leighton was the only player dropped for the replay as he was replaced by Les Sealey.

He turned down Sealey’s offer of his winner’s medal after the match and even sent back his own official one from the FA.

Leighton later returned to Aberdeen for a second spell in 1997.

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