Kleb hurt by Fergie
By Mark Buckingham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Manchester United flop Kleberson has accused Sir Alex Ferguson of lacking faith in his ability.
Brazilian midfielder Kleberson recently ended a disappointing two-year spell at Old Trafford by joining Besiktas.
Kleberson is hoping his move to the Turkish club will lead to a return to form - the like of which Diego Forlan experienced when he left United for Villarreal 12 months ago.
But though Kleberson praised Ferguson's coaching ability, he feels the Red Devils boss never gave him a fair crack of the whip.
The 26-year-old accepts he struggled with injuries during his time in The Premiership but believes Ferguson never had any confidence in his talent.
"I hope the same happens to me that happened to Forlan," Kleberson is quoted in the Daily Star. "They said he was worthless in The Premiership but he has been a big success since.
"My aim is to do the same and be a success in Turkey, to show that I'm no failure.
"Ferguson is a good coach but he never showed any confidence in me after the first few months.
"He gave more opportunities to other players but not me and that kind of thing destroys the confidence of any player.
"The problem was two-fold. I had injury problems and I signed for United when they were not enjoying one of their best periods.
"I went there with so many high hopes but I am leaving very down. I arrived as a Brazilian international but I have even lost that."