Sir Alex Ferguson took no prisoners during his time in charge as a manager.
Instead of going through the hassle of explaining to his players why their wages were docked, he simply — and quite brilliantly — wrote them all a poem.
“By now, you will realise that I am very much aware of anyone as stupid as to repeat this affair,” it reads.
It seems any prank-pulling by his players would have inevitably ended up getting caught by Ferguson, who was an omnipresence as a manager.
Indeed, the pen is mightier than the sword — and Fergie knew this, too.
At Aberdeen, Ferguson won the Scottish Premiership three times and won two European cups. With United, the 76-year-old won 49 trophies, the most successful reign by a manager Britain has ever seen.
Sir Alex Ferguson once fined his Aberdeen players for a prank in a hotel. And the gruff Glaswegian told them about their punishment in verse! pic.twitter.com/Vz1xuXJr8C
— Neil Drysdale (@NeilDrysdale) May 6, 2018