Darren Ferguson was brought through the ranks at Manchester United with his dad and manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, giving him his first team début when he was eighteen. Filling in for an injured Bryan Robson during the start of the 1992-1993 season, Ferguson made enough appearances to qualify for a league title winners medal. But he wasn’t good enough for United and was sold to Wolves for £250,000 when he was 21-years-old.
Darren is carving out a successful managerial career for himself though and has claimed back to back promotions with Peterborough FC, which is incredible given that he has been there for just two and a half seasons. He will be taking on Roy Keane’s Ipswich tonight which has left Sir Alex’s son reflective on his United career.
“Roy was one of the most sought after players in the country at the time and Manchester United paid about £3.5 million for him which was a huge fee in those days,” said Darren. “He was a top class player and as England regular Paul Ince was at the club then as well it was obvious my days were numbered so I felt it better to leave. Roy didn’t drive me out, that was down to my old man! But Roy was a great player and went on to be brilliant for United. I haven’t had much to do with him since I left, but he was a winner as a player and he will be a winner as a manager as well.”