Former Manchester United gaffer Sir Alex Ferguson has boosted the morale of the current players playing for the team claiming that they can make the Red Devils great again.
Former Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, has said Jose Mourinho made a wrong decision in returning to Chelsea for a second spell. Mourinho was officially unveiled as United manager on Tuesday, after he was sacked in December at Stamford Bridge.
"Sir Alex Ferguson was the master of one thing: Whenever we took the pitch for a match, after hours and hours of work, we were allowed to be free. "We felt total freedom to move where we wanted, to play how we wanted.
But the former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss, admits he won't be able to match Ferguson's trophy-laden 27 years at the club. "I think Sir Alex's career is unique. I don't think it is possible to emulate," Mourinho said.
"If the style we're playing, it reminds us of Sir Alex's team, if it reminds us of the successful times, then my chances are improved," he told the club's website.
Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson once teased him about Europa League success with Sevilla and asked if he wouldn't rather win the Champions League instead.
Sir Alex Ferguson will return to the Old Trafford dugout to manage the Manchester United 2008 XI, in Michael Carrick's testimonial game this year. This was confirmed via the Premier League club's official Twitter handle on Monday morning.
Former Manchester United star, David Beckham, has said former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, is rooting for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to land the full-time job at Old Trafford.
Giggs was part of the iconic class of '92 that brought success at United under former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson. He played an integral part when United won the treble in 1999, a season after the Gunners had claimed the double.
⚽️The @LMA_Managers Manager of the Year 👏🏻 #mancity . pic.twitter.com/9QeOZpykQp— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 15, 2018 Speaking upon receiving the LMA award, Guardiola dedicated it to former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson who is still
Despite success with the likes of Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, some detractors have pointed to an apparent lack of staying power -denying him the kind of legacy created by Man United legend Sir Alex Ferguson.
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs recalls Sir Alex Ferguson offloaded David Beckham to Real Madrid in 2003 due to his vindictive nature.
Liverpool were said to be interested in the winger as at then, but the player chose to sign for the then boss Sir Alex Ferguson. He has however won a Premier League title as well as an Europa League club since he joined the club eight years back.
Mourinho leaves Old Trafford two-and-a-half years after joining the club, having succeeded Louis van Gaal as the third permanent manager since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.