Ferdinand reveals who was Sir Alex Ferguson's pet at Man Utd

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The ex-defender said that Darren Fletcher never once fell out of fortune with Sir Alex Ferguson while revealing that he is in touch with team-mates

Rio Ferdinand has revealed Darren Fletcher was the teacher's pet of Manchester United, stating he "never got a bollocking ever" from Sir Alex Ferguson.

The legendary Scot was well known for giving out-of-line players what became known as the hairdryer treatment - or a good telling-off.

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But ex-Red Devils centre-back Ferdinand could not recall a moment his old team-mate Fletcher stepped into Ferguson's bad books, joking that the midfielder simply enjoyed their manager's favour

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"He must've actually been in one of our group chats we had last night with a few of the old United players," Ferdinand joked on BT Sport .

"Darren Fletcher was Sir Alex Ferguson's pet. He was round the house for Sunday lunch and stuff, or so I'm told! I never saw it, but that's the rumours. Fletch never got a bollocking ever.

"Fletcher understood he was the teacher's pet, yeah."

Ferdinand added that he remains in contact with a number of players from his Old Trafford days, stating: "A few of us have a WhatsApp group. A few of the lads, a few of the lads who played for United.

"And there's a few who can't even speak [English], like Anderson can't speak English but he just throws in the odd comment here and there."