Sir. Alex Ferguson underwent emergency surgery for brain haemorrhage in May. The football world came together to offer him their support and prayers. But how did the man dedicated his life to the game? Shortly, here are the top 7 amazing things you need to know about Sir. Alex Ferguson.
7. He missed only three matches in his 26 years as United’s manager
Nothing was ever the priority to Fergie over Manchester United. Sir Alex has missed only THREE matches over his 26 years spell at the club, as United’s manager. He once had to leave for his son’s wedding, another for the funeral of his brother’s wife’s and the last one for scouting David de Gea in Spain.
6. Ferguson’s first victory with Manchester United came against QPR
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Manchester United had a risk of being relegated before Sir Alex’s appointment 1986. His first game in charge was a 2–0 defeat at Oxford United on 8 November. Seven days later, he faced a goalless draw against Norwich City. Sir Alex’s first home game was a 1–0 win against Queens Park Rangers (QPR) on 22 November 1986.
5. Sir Alex was banned from the touchline 17 times
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Ferguson was so furious that he often used to get involved with match officials. This resulted in severe fines and bans for him. In total, the legendary manager was banned 17 times from the touchline. The great Fergie could easily loose his temper.
4. He wrote a book: ‘A Light in the North: Seven Years with Aberdeen’
Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone surgery today for a brain haemorrhage. The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to aid his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter.
Everyone at Manchester United sends our very best wishes. pic.twitter.com/SDoNzMwVEZ
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 5, 2018
Alex Ferguson authored a book named A Light in the North: Seven Years with Aberdeen, and it was published in 1985. The book described his time with the Scottish club, Aberdeen, and his youth days memories from there. The Scot had spent almost nine years managing Aberdeen before arriving in England for Red Devils.