Sir Alex Ferguson: 'I didn't reject Rafael Benitez handshake'

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson during his side's match against Norwich on March 2, 2013
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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says that it is "nonsense" that he rejected the opportunity to shake the hand of Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed Rafael Benitez's claims that he refused to shake his hand last weekend.

Benitez stated that he waited to shake Ferguson's hand at the end of their FA Cup clash at Old Trafford last weekend, but his opposite number didn't appear.

However, the Scot has insisted that the former Liverpool boss is talking "nonsense", and that he was signing autographs after the full-time whistle.

Ferguson told reporters: "It is nonsense. Why would I refuse to shake his hand?

"I was signing autographs and I never saw him. Why he has said that I have no idea. If he wanted to shake hands he could have stood straight in front of me. It is absolute nonsense."

The game between the two clubs ended in a 2-2 draw.

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