Ahead of Manchester United’s UEFA Super Cup against Zenit St Petersburg in Monaco, opposition manager Dick Advocaat has lavished praise on Sir Alex Ferguson.

“He’s not just the top manager in Europe, he’s top of the world,” Advocaat said. “You can’t work at that level and stay with one club for so long if you do not have exceptional qualities, it is so difficult. So, for me, he is the best manager in the world and the one everyone else has to look up to. I know Sir Alex but I haven’t played against him, so I am looking forward to the game which I know will be very difficult.”

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