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Sir Alex Ferguson – one of the most successful managers in footballing history, SAF had 26 wonderful years at the top, and what contrasting times they were – turning the team around in the late 80s before launching an assault on the new Premiership, leading the club to 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League and two UEFA Champions League titles, before announcing his retirement in May 2013.

Ferguson should be remembered for the collective style his teams employ, attacking and defending in droves and staying disciplined without sacrificing creativity. He will also be remembered for his bustups with some of his best players – it’s a heavy price to pay for greatness, but it’s a price any Manchester United fan would pay.

You can catch a selection of Sir Alex Ferguson’s most famous quotes on the SAF page on Red Rants – the best Manchester United blog around.

Andrei Kanchelskis reveals how he was tricked into calling Sir Alex a ‘Scottish b*****d’

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Former Manchester United winger Andrei Kanchelskis has revealed a hilarious episode from his Old Trafford days where he called Sir Alex Ferguson a ‘Scottish...

On This Day in Football: Oxford United spoil Fergie’s party

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On this day in 1986, Sir Alex Ferguson took charge of Manchester United for the first time as manager in a First Division clash...

On This Day in Football: It’s Fergie time at Old Trafford

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On this day in 1986, Manchester United appointed Alex Ferguson as their manager. The man from Govan replaced Ron Atkinson at the helm and went...

Satnav woe for former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson

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Sir Alex Ferguson may have been a regular visitor to Blackburn Rovers' ground in the past, but that didn't stop him getting lost in...

PSG struggling to cope with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s departure to Man Utd

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is certainly one of the world's best footballing icons. Despite being 35 years old, he is continuing to dominate the Premier League...

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola share a ruthless approach to man-management

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For all the fuss over differences between their footballing ideologies, style of play, tactical implementations and self-illustration, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola share an inimitable...

The Sorcerer & The Apprentice: how Zlatan may be the best thing to happen...

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Cynics may have scoffed earlier last week when José Mourinho announced that the anointment of Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the new King of Old Trafford...

Rooney compares Jose Mourinho to Man Utd great Sir Alex Ferguson

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Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney is hoping Jose Mourinho can have a similar impact on his career to club's legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson. The...

Man Utd captain Wayne Rooney feeling the pressure under Mourinho

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Wayne Rooney has admitted that his starting place at Manchester United is under pressure following the arrival of big attacking names at the club. Jose...

Ferguson: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is special player of his generation

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Manchester United legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson claims Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is the "special player" of his generation. The 31-year-old played a key...

Ferguson reacts to Mourinho’s decision to let Ryan Giggs leave

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Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Jose Mourinho's decision to not install club legend and former assistant Ryan Giggs in his...

Former player reveals Ferguson was helping United re-sign Ronaldo

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Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has revealed Sir Alex Ferguson was planning on bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford in the summer...
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Sir Alex Ferguson: “Manchester United can win the Premier League”

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Sir Alex Ferguson sees no reason why Manchester United cannot win the Barclays Premier League title this season. The former Manchester United manager has...

£28.1m Manchester United target reveals reason for snubbing summer transfer

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Long-term Manchester United target Lucas Moura has revealed he is enjoying his life in Paris, which convinced him to continue at Paris Saint-Germain and...

Mourinho opens up whether he was offered Manchester United job to replace Ferguson

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Jose Moruinho has admitted that he was never offered Manchester United job after Sir Alex Ferguson retired as he had already made up his...

Ferguson hammers Chelsea’s £50m transfer deal

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Sir Alex Ferguson has criticised Chelsea for signing Fernando Torres for then-British-record transfer fee of £50m from Liverpool in 2011.  The legendary former Manchester United...

Will Manchester United be genuine title challengers next season?

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It looks like the master has taken a leaf out of his pupil's book this summer. Following the footsteps of Jose Mourinho at Chelsea...
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Long-serving Manchester United defender set for exit

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Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is close to the exit door at Old Trafford, according to a report in The Guardian today. The most...

Sir Alex Ferguson vs LvG – Manchester United’s change in transfer policy

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Manchester United completed a hat-trick of transfers worth more than £50m in the space of three days. Italian defender Matteo Darmian signed a four year contract...

Manchester United star confirms ‘difficult’ situation at Old Trafford

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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has admitted that he is facing a "difficult" situation at Old Trafford and claims he will take his...

Manchester United midfielder ready to leave club in the summer

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Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley has revealed that he is enjoying himself at his loan spell at Aston Villa, and will consider leaving Old...
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Chelsea star reveals legendary striker convinced him to reject Manchester United and join Blues

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard has revealed that Didier Drogba convinced him to join the Blues in the summer of 2012, just after they won...
Manchester United transfer news

Manchester United’s €100m world-class target to be stolen by fierce rivals?

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The hottest property on the transfer market this summer is undoubtedly Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. Despite repeated comments by the club that the Frenchman...

Can Manchester United challenge for the 2015/16 Premier League title?

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It's pretty clear that Manchester United are getting better. The train-wreck that was last season under poor David Moyes is slowly being forgotten, with...

Jose Mourinho vs Louis Van Gaal: A glimpse of the future

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As Chelsea and Manchester United battled it out on Saturday, two of the greats of this generation watched from the sidelines. Jose Mourinho and Louis...

Manchester United legend: Mourinho not as influential as Sir Alex Ferguson

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Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has stated in a piece in The Independent that Jose Mourinho's attempts to influence the referees' decisions may...

Arsenal and Man City’s losses highlight the fall of English football

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It's not an unusual phenomenon anymore to not have a single English side realistically challenging for Europe's most elite club competition, is it? We...

Where have all the Scottish EPL managers gone?

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    The very Scottish Paul Lambert was asked to grab his things by Aston Villa on 11th February after a 2-0 loss to the usually dependably-ragged...
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Meulensteen claims Ferguson’s tactics cost United Champions League and Premier League

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Former Manchester United assistant coach René Meulensteen has blamed Sir Alex Ferguson's tactics for losing the Champions League final in 2009 and the title...