Sir Alex Ferguson had been advised to sign two legends from Real Madrid by former Man United player Jordi Cruyff. After having spent time in Spain while he was on loan from United at Celta Vigo, Cruyff had been asked by Ferguson to scout recommendations.
The Dutchman had urged the boss to go after two of his teammates from Celta at the time, Claude Makelele and Michel Salgado. Nevertheless, Ferguson had decided against moving two players and eventually made about 500 appearances for Real Madrid. Read More
Sir Alex Ferguson enjoyed a sensational managerial career at Manchester United before he retired nine years ago. The Scotsman won a lot of major honours with the Red Devils during his time in their dugout. Sir Alex Ferguson signed off as the Manchester United manager in the perfect way possible after he led them to the Premier League title. The Red Devils won the Premier League title in the final season of Sir Alex Ferguson as manager. Since then, they have failed to hit the heights reached during the Ferguson managerial era at the club.
Manchester United have appointed four permanent managers since the exit of Sir Alex Ferguson and they have been unable to win a single league title. The last league title came in the 2012/13 season when Ferguson was the manager. As a matter of fact, Manchester United have not won any major trophy in five years. They made their fifth permanent managerial appointment on the back of the Ferguson era this summer with the arrival of Dutchman Erik Ten Hag. If he manages not to win a major trophyin his debut season at Old Trafford, it would make it six years without a single major trophy for the club. Read More
Ex-Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was in attendance for the semifinal clash between home favouriteCameron Norrie and world number one Novak Djokovic at the 2022 Wimbledon Open known as SW22. Sir Alex Ferguson was one of the dignitaries on centre court for the last four clash between Norrie and Djokovic last week Friday.
British number one Norrie came into his first Wimbledon Open semifinal clash with the aim of upsetting Serbian star Djokovic who was the overwhelming favourite and has won the last three editions of the tournament. On his part, Norrie had never gone past the third round stage. The home fans including Sir Alex Ferguson were rooting for Norrie ahead of his last four clash with Djokovic. In the end, his amazing run to the semifinals was stopped by Djokovic. Read More
Liverpool’s blockbuster swoop for Darwin Nunez could lead Manchester United to plot a move for Bayern Munich goal machine Robert Lewandowski. That is according to the Daily Star, who claim the Red Devils will try to tempt the wantaway striker away from his ideal destination of Barcelona. Lewandowski is one of a host of Europe’s elite strikers expected to be on the move this summer, with the prolific Poland international outlining his intention to leave Bayern. The 33-year-old has entered the final year of his contract, and publicly declared his career at the Allianz Arena is over.
United are expected to undergo a major rebuild this summer following a miserable end to last season under interim boss Ralf Rang nick. Former Ajax boss ten Hag has reportedly been handed a transfer budget in excess of £100 million, and in-demand Benefice star Nunez was said to be at the top of the shortlist. Read More
Manchester United will sport yet another new home shirt for when Erik ten Hag takes charge. The Red Devils, like every other team in the Premier League, change their jerseys year after year. And the new kit certainly looks like it’s throwing things back to the 1990s when Sir Alex Ferguson ruled the roost.
Ferguson assembled a squad full of immense talent to win six league titles during that decade, despite Arsenal, Newcastle and Blackburn also competing. Also during that time, United often wore kits with collars and smart embroidery on – as a reflection of that time period. When you think of players such as Eric Cantona, Steve Bruce and Bryan Robson, it’s hard for those jerseys not to come to mind. Read More
Erik ten Hag is emerging as the front runner for what is possibly the toughest job in football – the manager of Manchester United. But how has a man who doesn’t love the limelight reached this possibility? Despite Mauricio Pochettino’s name having been in the ring for years, it seems increasingly likely that the man who will ultimately take the job will be Ajax manager Erik ten Hag.
Since Ferguson bowed out, bringing an end to the glory years of English football’s most successful club, United has burned through seven managers. Ten Hag is reportedly not completely convinced by the possibility of taking the job with many major issues that need to be addressed within the squad. Read More
As Ten Hag becomes United’s preferred candidate in the managerial race, he’s already been told about life at United by a club legend. The Ajax boss has emerged over the past few days as United’s preferred candidate to become the club’s next permanent manager. Although no plans have been finalised, United still intend on making an appointment before the end of the current season.
Ten Hag has impressed United with his ability to assemble two successful teams during his time in charge of Ajax. His potential for longevity also appeals to the club, with the 52-year-old having been in charge in Amsterdam since December 2017. Read More
Sir Alex Ferguson would always be remembered as one of the greatest managers in the history of football. The Scottish took United from just a regular club in England to the most successful club in English football. As a manager, Ferguson was known for his hairdryer treatment as he fondly called it.
One particular incident that fans would always remember was a tackle on Manchester United player Denis Irwin against Feyenoord. Before this incident, Ferguson has always remained calm on the touchline fans never offered the opportunity of seeing the United Gaffer in a full “hairdryer” mode. In that UCL group game, United was leading 3*0 thanks to an Andy Cole hat trick when a disgraceful tackle was launched at Irwin. Read More
Embattled Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the backing of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson and that proved vital in buying him some time in the quest to turn things around at the club.
Experienced Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano recentlystated that Solskjaer could have lost his job as the Manchester United manager in the wake of the heavy home defeat to Liverpool if not for Sir Alex Ferguson who was able to use his influence to ask for more time from the other board members with the conviction that Solskjaer has what it takes to turn the current run of poor form around for the better. Read More
Legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was not in agreement with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over the decision to start his talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench for the Everton game just before the current international break. Sir Alex Ferguson was filmed after the game, telling undisputed UFC champion KhabibNurmagomedov that Ronaldo should have started the game which ended in a disappointing 1-1 home draw for the Red Devils.
Ronaldo scored in added time to give Manchester United a first win in the Champions League this season via a 2-1 home win over Spanish team Villarreal and the game was just over two days before the Everton thus prompting Solskjaer to rest the Portuguese attacker. The decision to rest Ronaldo from the start backfired on the Manchester United boss as his team couldn’t beat an in-form Everton at home to make it two Premier League matches without a win at the Theatre of Dreams following the 1-0 home defeat to Aston Villa in their penultimate league game. Read More