Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In

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What he did at Aberdeen separates him from the rest

A football God.
Yeah it does, I've always known it was an amazing achievement but looking at the two teams they beat in the Semi's and final, Bayern and Madrid it's almost Leicester levels of achievement.

Got to say watching 1999 from his perspective brought a tear to my eye, other than my kids births and wedding day I can honestly say those 3 minutes are without doubt my best memory of my life.
 

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Was great. Doesn't matter how great you are, the line between success and failure is very thin and is out of your hands. The man was blessed and we with him. What an amazing manager.
To think he thought his footballing life was over and was headed to Canada :lol:
 
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I always thought him and Jim Leighton made up. Just goes to show you, you have to be ruthless at the top. No time for sentiment.
Not only ruthless but absolutely driven and a fortunate win just wasn't enough for him.

There was a moment where we hadn't won but he said our performance was good. Compare that to the Aberdeen cup win v Rangers (where you'd think he'd have been ecstatic)... he was seriously pissed off at the level of performance.

No other manager would have been pissed at that moment.

But he's no other manager. Best there ever was or probably will be.
 

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Not only ruthless but absolutely driven and a fortunate win just wasn't enough for him.

There was a moment where we hadn't won but he said our performance was good. Compare that to the Aberdeen cup win v Rangers (where you'd think he'd have been ecstatic)... he was seriously pissed off at the level of performance.

No other manager would have been pissed at that moment.

But he's no other manager. Best there ever was or probably will be.
Thank god he chose United. If he took over any other club in England,
and was given time, they would of dominated the league instead of us.
 

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It's a bit petty really isn't it.
Real petty alright. Also contradictory, talking about losing respect for the manager at Aberdeen yet somehow followed him to United.
He should wise up and be grateful he was ever associated with the great man.
 
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Leighton seems quite fragile mentally
 

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Absolutely loved it. So good to see the GOAT manager in good form after his medical incident.

To your health and enjoy retirement Sir Alex Ferguson :devil:
 

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Absolute joy to watch.

I even stuck around for the end credits, which led me to wondering why Jodie Foster got a special thanks.
 

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Really enjoyed this. It'd be an inspirational story, no matter what, but we were so fortunate he was with us rather than anyone else. The term is overused these days, but the man is an absolute legend.

That tackle from Cantona it shows during his time in France though! Jesus, that's bad!
 

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I've said it before, but Sir Alex needed a Netflix series, in the style of The Last Dance. As good as this was, there was just so much more that needed to be discussed. His playing career and his Aberdeen days alone deserve and hour or two. 1986 to that FA Cup win could have been another episode on its own. The First title. The double Double. The Fledglings. The Treble. The Three in a Rows. The second Champions League. There is so much in Sir Alex's career that could be explored.
 

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Not only ruthless but absolutely driven and a fortunate win just wasn't enough for him.

There was a moment where we hadn't won but he said our performance was good. Compare that to the Aberdeen cup win v Rangers (where you'd think he'd have been ecstatic)... he was seriously pissed off at the level of performance.

No other manager would have been pissed at that moment.

But he's no other manager. Best there ever was or probably will be.
think the great man let his emotions get in the way there, he had a great dislike for Rangers after the way they treated him and his wife due to her religion. He wanted to stuff Rangers, which when you think of it, they were 1 just one week out from beating Real Madrid, it wasn't going to be possible to beat Rangers say 3 nil.He even admits himself "I can't understand why I did it." The level of effort that team put in that season, that reaction wasn't merited.
 
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think the great man let his emotions get in the way there, he had a great dislike for Rangers after the way they treated him and his wife due to her religion. He wanted to stuff Rangers, which when you think of it, they were 1 just one week out from beating Real Madrid, it wasn't going to be possible to beat Rangers say 3 nil.He even admits himself "I can't understand why I did it." The level of effort that team put in that season, that reaction wasn't merited.
Yeah, I think so too. I meant driven as in being annoyed he hadn't thumped Rangers (ideally 4-0?) rather than JUST annoyed at the performance (poorly worded)

I remember thAt Aberdeen side fondly... bit like Villa early 80s, a sum of their parts
 

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Yeah, I think so too. I meant driven as in being annoyed he hadn't thumped Rangers (ideally 4-0?) rather than JUST annoyed at the performance (poorly worded)

I remember thAt Aberdeen side fondly... bit like Villa early 80s, a sum of their parts
what they achieved was unreal. His Aberdeen team was very reminisient of Fergies utd teams in that they never when to quit. So many times they came back to tie it up or win the games.
 

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think the great man let his emotions get in the way there, he had a great dislike for Rangers after the way they treated him and his wife due to her religion. He wanted to stuff Rangers, which when you think of it, they were 1 just one week out from beating Real Madrid, it wasn't going to be possible to beat Rangers say 3 nil.He even admits himself "I can't understand why I did it." The level of effort that team put in that season, that reaction wasn't merited.
Never knew the context about Rangers and his wife, thats tough. Watching that cup final clip understanding the context you can see in his eyes all kinds of emotions in him
 

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Just watched this…fecking hell! I won’t deny shedding a few tears. I actually Fergie could get the current team to win it all. Best manager ever. In any sport.
 

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Just watched this through again, feckin brilliant show. How lucky we were to have this great man running tthe show for over 25 years, amazing memories.