WISE MAN: Top 15 Famous QUOTES by British Most Successful Coach Sir Alex Ferguson

WISE MAN: Top 15 Famous QUOTES by British Most Successful Coach Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson managed Manchester United for 26 years from 1986 to 2013. He is regarded by many players, managers, and analysts as one of the best in the history of football. The Premier League club enjoyed a lot of success during his time at Old Trafford winning 38 trophies among them 13 League titles and 2 Champions League crowns.

He was never dull in front of the cameras, take a look at some of his best quotes;

15. On former Liverpool boss Benitez

 

‘I think he was an angry man. He must have been disturbed for some reason. I think you have got to cut through the venom of it and hopefully, he’ll reflect and understand what he said was absolutely ridiculous.’

14. On referee Alan Wiley fitness

“The pace of the game demanded a referee who was fit. It is an indictment of our game. You see referees abroad who are as fit as butcher’s dogs. We have some who are fit. He wasn’t fit. He was taking 30 seconds to book a player. He was needing a rest. It was ridiculous.’

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13. On Cristiano Ronaldo

 

“I bet him he wouldn’t get 15 league goals and I’m going to have to change my bet with him. If he gets to 15 I can change it and I am allowed to do that because I’m the manager. I’m going to make it 150 now!”

12. On Eric Cantona

 

“If ever there was one player, anywhere in the world, that was made for Manchester United, it was Cantona. He swaggered in, stuck his chest out, raised his head and surveyed everything as though he were asking: ‘I’m Cantona. How big are you? Are you big enough for me?”

11. On Wayne Rooney when he joined United in 2004

 

‘Wayne is truly blessed. He doesn’t just have the ability, he has a fire inside him.’

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10. On Mourinho when they faced each other

“He was certainly full of it, calling me “Boss” and “Big Man” when we had our post-match drink after the first leg. But it would help if his greetings were accompanied by a decent glass of wine. What he gave me was paint-stripper.”

9. On new rich neighbors Manchester City

 

“There has been a lot of expectation on Manchester City and with the spending, they have done they have to win something. Sometimes you have a noisy neighbor and have to live with it. You can’t-do anything about them…”

8. On Rooney when he wanted to join Manchester City in 2010

 

“Sometimes you look in a field and you see a cow and you think it’s a better cow than the one you’ve got in the field.”

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7. On David Beckham skills

“David Beckham is Britain’s finest striker of a football not because of God-given talent but because he practices with a relentless application that the vast majority of less gifted players wouldn’t contemplate.”

6. On Manchester United new boss Jose Mourinho

 

“Jose understands winning and losing are twins in a way. When you win you don’t gloat and when you lose you don’t go bananas.”

5. When he won 2002/03 title

 

“My greatest challenge is not what’s happening at the moment, my greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their f*****g perch. And you can print that.”

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4. On big stars in the squad

“The work of a team should always embrace a great player but the great player must always work.”

3. On Filippo Inzaghi

 

“That lad must have been born offside.”

2. On Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

 

“They say he’s an intelligent man, right? Speaks five languages! I’ve got a 15-year-old boy from the Ivory Coast who speaks five languages!”

1. Champions League against Bayern Munich in 1999- half-time team-talk

 

‘At the end of this game, the European Cup will be only six feet away from you, and you’ll not even able to touch it if we lose. And for many of you, that will be the closest you will ever get. Don’t you dare come back in here without giving your all’

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