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Robson: Young Players Are So Attentive To Fergie

Bryan Robson has sung the praises of the Sir Alex Ferguson today, claiming that it’s the manager’s persona which allows him to have so much influence over the players.

“I think he’s still got that aura,” he said. “You can see it in the younger players as soon as the boss is about; they are attentive to what he’s doing, what he is overseeing, what he is looking at. So he still gets a big response, not just from the young players but from the senior players as well because of his achievements and his desire to win he still has a lot of respect from everybody at the club.”

Ferguson has already won twelve league titles and two European Cups with United, amongst others, and Robson reckons no manager will come close to touching his record.

“I don’t think it will ever be matched again just because of the way football is going, plus it’s just an unbelievable record that he has set now,” he added. “The question that you get asked everywhere, especially when you’re working with global companies, is “what are his qualities on the leadership and the management skills?” Quite rightly people are going to ask that because of the success that he has had. You get asked that all the time. Obviously Manchester United is really popular because of Sir Alex as well.”

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. Albert Ross says:

    Long may he reign!

  2. Collyhurst Red says:


    Here’s a thread for you to get your teeth into!

    fergie may have an auro but so did Robbo, wish we had a clone of him now (or Keane!, cue arguments/comparisons/idiots)

  3. King Eric says:


  4. CedarsDevil says:


    Cheers mate………How about a Keane/Robbo combo? DAMN

    Actually, someone once said of Edwards RIP that he was like Keane & Robbo combined only twice as big……..Goose bumps at the thought


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