Man Utd great David Beckham recalls brilliant Sir Alex Ferguson incident
Beckham was renowned throughout his career for his numerous flamboyant hair styles but when he opted for a mohawk he was ‘too scared’ to even show it to the manager.
He hid his new trim from Ferguson for as long as he could by wearing a beanie hat in the build up to the Charity Shield final against Chelsea, which United would go on to lose 2-0 through goals from Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink and Mario Melchiot.
Yet when Ferguson finally spotted it he forced Beckham to shave it off before allowing him to take the field.
“I walked in the changing room and he hadn’t seen it because I was too scared to even show him,” Beckham told Otro.
“I’d gone into training the day before with a beanie on, trained in a beanie, gone back, walked in the hotel, had a beanie on, had dinner, beanie on, breakfast beanie on, bus on way to stadium – beanie.
“Then as I got ready for the game I took it off, he said ‘go and shave it off.’
“I giggled and he was like “no, I’m serious. Go and shave it off”. So I had to find a pair of clippers and I shaved it off in Wembley Stadium. Manager always rules.”
However, Beckham finally got to manage to show off his mohawk while on England international duty.