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Can you handle a Fergie burger?

Want to have a taste of Sir Alex Ferguson’s legendary temper?

Well, now you can, sort of.

Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville have come up with a burger called The Boss for the food menu at their £20 million (S$40m) Hotel Football, which opens in March.

Like Ferguson, The Boss burger has a fiery side and includes dry aged beef and Scotch Bonnet chillies.

If you're wondering how hot Scotch Bonnets are, many have a heat rating of 100,000–350,000 Scoville units. Jalepenos, comparatively are between 2,500 and 8,000 Scoville units. 

Guests can wash the burger down with a number of beverages named after football at the hotel in Manchester.

They include the Red Devil - a mixture of rum, strawberry puree, cranberry juice and lime juice -The Posh, Early Shower, The Equaliser and the creatively named Extra Thyme.

Club legend Eric Cantona is also honoured in the hotel menu with a drink called The King, which consists of French ingredients.

Giggs and Neville have also created dishes linked to themselves.

The Welshman has come up with The Wizard, a lamb burger from his homeland.

Neville created Nev’s Noodle Pot, which is a noodle dish with chicken and mushrooms. 

Even rivals Chelsea have a place in the menu with  Goal and Zola - a four-cheese pizza - and the Jose Mourinho-inspired Portuguese chicken burger called, what else,  The Special One.

— Wire Services.

Add your suggestions for sports star/fast food combinations in the comments below.

In the meantime, watch the effect of Scotch Bonnet peppers on a hipster

 

 

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