Exclusive by Paul Byrne, Daily Mirror, 23 May 2009
Rafa Benitez has made peace with Sir Alex Ferguson in a private letter. The pair have been at loggerheads all year, but the Liverpool boss wrote to Fergie after the Manchester United manager’s grandson was badly injured in a car crash. Benitez, a father of two girls, wrote offering his help while 10-year-old Charlie Ferguson is at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool
An Anfield insider said: “There is an intense football rivalry between them, but that’s all it is – a football rivalry. Everything that has been said has been designed to gain an edge on the pitch. But when it comes to matters like this, Rafa is a family man who understands exactly what Sir Alex is going through.