Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson rates Eric Cantona and Wigan haggis
12 August 2009 05:29
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The Glaswegian also admits that he retains his link to his native Scotland by searching out his national delicacies of haggis, potato scones and lorne sausage.
Ferguson said: "I can get most things down here now. I get haggis from a butcher in Wigan and I buy potato scones from Marks & Spencer.
"The one thing you can't get down here is a square or 'lorne' sausage. It's exactly what it sounds like – a sausage in the shape of a square.
"It's a peculiar Glaswegian delicacy!" Ferguson, who has previously listed The Godfather and the John Wayne classic The Searchers as his favourite films, admits that he is a big fan of Cantona's latest film, Looking for Eric.
He said: "I saw it with the staff here (at United) and thought it was marvellous. Absolutely brilliant.
"Like all Ken Loach films, it had a social message which was very strong and I thought Eric was terrific in it.
"I spoke to him a couple of weeks ago actually and he said he really enjoyed doing the film and working with Ken.
"I think it should win awards."