Updated: 10/23/2013 21:07 | By Agence France-Presse

Bosnich wants meeting with Ferguson over new book

Australian goalkeeper Mark Bosnich on Wednesday said that he wants to meet with Alex Ferguson to challenge the former Manchester United manager over his second spell at Old Trafford.

Bosnich wants meeting with Ferguson over new book

Manchester United's then goalkeeper Australian Mark Bosnich tries to save a shot from Fiorentina forward Gabriel Batistuta during the Champions League second round match in Florence, Italy, on November 23, 1999

Bosnich, on United's books as a young player, was Ferguson's choice to replace Peter Schmeichel in 1999, but things did not work out as planned.

In "My Autobiography", launched in London on Tuesday, Ferguson labelled Bosnich "a terrible professional" and went even further in his press conference.

"Mark got off to a really bad start," said the Scot, who retired at the end of last season after 26-and-a-half years in charge that saw United win 13 English titles.

"He turned up three hours late for his first day's training and he was overweight."

Bosnich, now working as a television pundit in Australia, took exception to the comments.

And amid speculation that Ferguson, a horse racing enthusiast, will travel to Australia next month to watch the Melbourne Cup, former Aston Villa 'keeper Bosnich was keen to to outline his version of events.

"I'll definitely go down there if he is down there and ask to see him," Bosnich told Britain's talkSPORT radio on Wednesday.

"I'm going to tell him straight to his face and I'll ask him to repeat (his criticism) and then I will tell him exactly what I want to say and you guys can all read about it, like you read his book.

"Sir Alex is entitled to his versions of events as I will be entitled to my right to reply at the appropriate time," he added.

Bosnich later added in his column on Fox Sports: "He referenced a period of my career when I returned to training overweight.

"That's true. I usually returned two kilogrammes overweight and on this occasion I was two and a half."

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