He’s won more trophies as manager of Manchester United than most clubs in their entire history. He succeeded at such an intensity and maintained it for so long that many consider him the greatest of all time.
Whether you agree or not, the legendary figures below (excluding number 5) certainly give weight to that claim!
“Sir Alex, you were my idol for a coach, and you are an example for all future generations.”
9. Gary Neville
“When you try to identify Sir Alex’s greatest achievements it becomes an impossible task. As soon as you decide on one, you come up with another that surpasses it.”
8. Wayne Rooney
“As a manager he was the best but his man-management was something which a lot of other managers would struggle to match. He knew how to speak to players, how to get a reaction. He’s the only manager that could leave someone out and make them feel good about it – he was incredible.”
7. Michel Platini
“He is a true visionary. His dedication, his attention to detail and his unique eye for talent, as both the manager of Manchester United and Aberdeen, has brought rich rewards over a 30-year period. His CV is almost unique in a results-based profession that normally focuses on short-term solutions rather than long-term vision.”
6. Pep Guardiola
“Manchester United are one of the best teams in the world and have been for a long time. That is because Sir Alex Ferguson has maintained winning trophies at the same time as re-creating outstanding teams. That is an art and I only have respect for him and what he has achieved. He is one of the best of all time.”