Ferguson lifted the lid on a heaped helping of affairs that occurred during his days as Manchester United manager in his autobiography, released early last week.
The Red Devils' great speaks of matters known, unknown and also helps to clear up a few blurry occasions that some had attempted to dissect in recent years but never truly knew the details of.
Mark Bosnich's period as United's stopper is a well-chronicled but unsuccessful part of the club's tale and Ferguson went some way to explaining just why the goalkeeper will not be remembered as any sort of club icon, per the Guardian's Tom Lutz:
Mark Bosnich was a terrible professional. We played down at Wimbledon and Bosnich was tucking into everything: sandwiches, soups, steaks. He was going through the menu.
I told him, 'For Christ's sake, Mark, we've got the weight off you. Why are you tucking into all that stuff?'
We arrived back in Manchester, and Mark was on mobile phone to a Chinese restaurant to order a takeaway. Is there no end to you? I just couldn't make an impact on him.
The Australian former No.1 has since responded to the comments and is seeking a showdown with his ex-manager according to talkSPORT and Fox Sports (h/t the Guardian), adding:
I'll definitely go down there if he is there and ask to see him. I'm going to tell him straight to his face and I'll ask him to repeat [his criticism] and then I will tell him exactly what I want to say and you guys can all read about it, like you read his book.
Sir Alex is entitled to his versions of events as I will be entitled to my right to reply at the appropriate time. He referenced a period of my career when I returned to training overweight. That's true. I usually returned two kilograms overweight and on this occasion I was two and a half.
Those revelling in the drama can only hope there's more to this affair.