SIR ALEX FERGUSON used to drop any Manchester United player who attended the horse racing, according to former defender Gary Pallister.
The legendary Red Devils boss has been ever-present at the Cheltenham Festival over the past few years.
And Fergie is being tipped to land a whopping £250,000 windfall at Prestbury Park as he is the co-owner of chaser Protektorat.
But Pallister, who played for Man Utd between 1989 and 1998, has revealed the Scot was not always a fan of the racing.
Speaking to BoyleSports Horse Racing Betting, he said: "My favourite memories of Fergie and horse racing is that if he found out you've been to the horse racing, he'd drop you. He wasn't into it.
"He didn’t play golf and he didn't like horse racing. Now he loves his golf and his horse racing and owns horses.
"Back in the day, he wasn't OK with the lads going off for a day at the races, but that's all changed.
"He's obviously been involved for quite a while now with his good friends from Manchester and had some good success there."
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