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Ferguson: I didn’t allow player power at United

Speaking with Harvard Business Review, Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken about the importance of managers have full control of the dressing room. “If the day came that the manager of Manchester United was controlled by the players—in other words, if the players decided how the training should be, what days they should have off, what [...]

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Ferguson: I had to chase Becks, Scholes and Giggs in from training

Speaking to Harvard Business Review, Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken about the importance of high standards, from the training ground to the pitch. “Everything we did was about maintaining the standards we had set as a football club—this applied to all my team building and all my team preparation, motivational talks, and tactical talks,” he [...]

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Ferguson: I knew I had to focus on youth when I came to United

Speaking with the Harvard Business Review, Sir Alex Ferguson has reflected on his career at United, starting from the very beginning. “From the moment I got to Manchester United, I thought of only one thing: building a football club,” he said. “I wanted to build right from the bottom. That was in order to create [...]

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Giggs: I was lucky to play for Fergie

Giggs: I was lucky to play for Fergie

Ryan Giggs has revealed that he feels lucky to have played for Sir Alex Ferguson. Giggs was just 17-years-old when he made his début against Manchester City and has sung the praises of the manager for trusting in youth. “We were lucky to play under a manager who believed in playing young players,” said Giggs. [...]

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TOP 5: Sir Alex Ferguson’s Greatest Challenges

TOP 5: Sir Alex Ferguson’s Greatest Challenges

1. Europe As mentioned in the last section, Ferguson’s long transition to a system that would work in Europe was one of the greatest challenges of his career, but he was wise that he had taken the time before to make himself untouchable. For it was a return to the bad old days of ta-ra [...]

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PICTURE: Fergie with latest awards

PICTURE: Fergie with latest awards

Sir Alex Ferguson received the trophies for being named LMA Manager of the Year and Barclays Manager of the Year at the LMA Awards.

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Sir Alex and I – A Love Story That Was Destined To End From The Start

Sir Alex and I – A Love Story That Was Destined To End From The Start

When you first met, you had no idea that they were ‘the one’, but here you are, twenty seven years on. Contemplation fills your mind, tracking along every obsession filled vein, to that major organ in your skull. You didn’t see it coming, the finishing line, but it was inevitable. The split is wholly amicable [...]

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Fergie: Monday’s parade was better than 99

Fergie: Monday’s parade was better than 99

Ahead of his final game in charge on Sunday, Sir Alex Ferguson has reflected on the past week, claiming our parade on Monday night was even better than the one in 1999. “It’s amazing, you are overwhelmed,” he said. “Sunday was amazing, quite unbelievable. The parade on Monday, I thought ’99 could not be beaten [...]

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West Brom vs United: Premier League champions want three points for a perfect end

West Brom vs United: Premier League champions want three points for a perfect end

Manchester United have only one more game left with the familiar figure of Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm, which is against West Brom in the last fixture of the 2012-13 season. With the Premier League title already sewn up, the Red Devils could usually be tempted to take their foot off the gas, but [...]

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Fergie: Moyes has integrity and a work ethic

Sir Alex Ferguson has explained the reasons why he recommended David Moyes to replace him as Manchester United manager. “What I know of David is he’s hard working and has an integrity about him,” said Fergie. “He’s also got a work ethic about him and he’s a serious football man. I think these are the [...]

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Fergie: Cathy kept coming to check I was still alive!

Speaking at the Player of the Year awards evening tonight, Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken about the impact this emotional week has had on him. “On Sunday, I did what I had to do and I thought I did it well,” he said. “I didn’t show my emotion too much. When I announced to the [...]

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TRANSCRIPT: Paul Scholes retirement interview

TRANSCRIPT: Paul Scholes retirement interview

Gary Neville: Wednesday morning, you’re driving to training, can you explain how the news was broken to you that Sir Alex Ferguson was retiring? Paul Scholes: He came in to the dressing room on Wednesday morning. He called a meeting, just the players only, and he just broke the news to us that it was [...]

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The Impossible Dream

The impossible dream, made possible. That pretty much sums up Sir Alex Ferguson’s tenure at Old Trafford. We had gone twenty years without a title when he got the job and just seeing our team win the league once would have been enough for most reds. But he didn’t just win it once, or twice, [...]

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VIDEO: Sir Alex Ferguson lifts the Premier League trophy

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VIDEO: Sir Alex Ferguson’s farewell speech

Alex Ferguson's farewell speech at Old Trafford by footballdaily1

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