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#Alex Ferguson

# alex-ferguson - Last month October 2022

From Claudia Schiffer to Ronaldo - Roy Keane knows model behaviour now a must at United
# Flashback
From The42
# Flashback

From Claudia Schiffer to Ronaldo - Roy Keane knows model behaviour now a must at United

Updated Oct 30th 2022, 10:18 AM 41,682 Views 6 Comments

Pillars of professionalism can no longer be ignored if Erik ten Hag is to rediscover the glory days at Old Trafford.

Michael Carrick reveals Alex Ferguson advice before taking Middlesbrough job
# Influence
From The42
# Influence

Michael Carrick reveals Alex Ferguson advice before taking Middlesbrough job

Oct 25th 2022, 6:32 PM 5,868 Views 3 Comments

The 41-year-old played under Ferguson at Manchester United.

The bittersweet story of two icons that drove Man United's greatest triumph
# Winners
From The42
# Winners

The bittersweet story of two icons that drove Man United's greatest triumph

Oct 23rd 2022, 7:00 AM 28,882 Views 16 Comments

Matt Dickinson discusses Roy Keane and Alex Ferguson’s influence on the Red Devils’ remarkable treble.

# alex-ferguson - This year 2022

Alex Ferguson was ‘very close’ to managing Team GB
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

Alex Ferguson was ‘very close’ to managing Team GB

Jul 26th 2022, 11:00 PM 6,371 Views 0 Comments

Lord Coe has lifted the lid on his attempt to lure the then-Manchester United boss in 2012.

Do Pep and Klopp really need a Treble to surpass Ferguson's achievements?
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Do Pep and Klopp really need a Treble to surpass Ferguson's achievements?

Apr 15th 2022, 12:00 PM 6,596 Views 12 Comments

Man City and Liverpool meet in the FA Cup semi-final, and it will see one club’s hopes of matching United’s historic success of 1999 come to an end.

# alex-ferguson - Last year 2021

Man United close in on fourth spot with Burnley win on eve of Alex Ferguson's 80th birthday
# Steady As She Goes
From The42
# Steady As She Goes

Man United close in on fourth spot with Burnley win on eve of Alex Ferguson's 80th birthday

Dec 30th 2021, 10:42 PM 27,754 Views 39 Comments

Scott McTominay and Cristiano Ronaldo were both on target for the winners.

'Eriksson accepted the position of United manager, and had even signed a contract'
# Best Laid Plans
From The42
# Best Laid Plans

'Eriksson accepted the position of United manager, and had even signed a contract'

Dec 28th 2021, 9:00 PM 31,358 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from ‘Sir Alex: Simply the Best’.

Man United's misguided idea of football is what leaves them so far behind Liverpool
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Man United's misguided idea of football is what leaves them so far behind Liverpool

Oct 29th 2021, 1:52 PM 8,411 Views 15 Comments

Last weekend’s humiliating 5-0 defeat has left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a tenuous position.

'Ferguson told me I was good enough to play for Man United' - What it means to win the Premier Division
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'Ferguson told me I was good enough to play for Man United' - What it means to win the Premier Division

Oct 28th 2021, 8:00 PM 33,787 Views 2 Comments

With Shamrock Rovers on the verge of winning the title, two former champions Paul Carlyle and Mark Rossiter recall their respective triumphs.

The transfer that stunned football in a season Manchester United's history changed forever
# Flashback
From The42
# Flashback

The transfer that stunned football in a season Manchester United's history changed forever

Aug 29th 2021, 7:30 AM 20,955 Views 4 Comments

After Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning return to Old Trafford was confirmed on Friday, The42 looks at how Jaap Stam’s dramatic exit 20 years ago this weekend was a defining moment for Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.

Alex Ferguson ‘thrilled and honoured’ as Aberdeen plan statue
# No Doubt About That
From The42
# No Doubt About That

Alex Ferguson ‘thrilled and honoured’ as Aberdeen plan statue

Jul 29th 2021, 1:49 PM 3,673 Views 4 Comments

Sculptor Andy Edwards will craft a bronze likeness of the former Dons and Manchester United boss.

'It's about a man's life' - Fergie film gets world premiere at Old Trafford
# No Doubt About That
From The42
# No Doubt About That

'It's about a man's life' - Fergie film gets world premiere at Old Trafford

May 21st 2021, 8:03 AM 4,313 Views 7 Comments

The world premiere of a film detailing the life and legacy of the former Manchester United manager took place at Old Trafford.

Take a first look at the new Alex Ferguson film
# Trailer
From The42
# Trailer

Take a first look at the new Alex Ferguson film

May 5th 2021, 12:00 PM 29,766 Views 23 Comments

Never Give In, a documentary about Manchester United’s legendary manager, is set for release later this month.

Alex Ferguson's Aintree winner set to run in Punchestown Gold Cup
# Clan Des Obeaux
From The42
# Clan Des Obeaux

Alex Ferguson's Aintree winner set to run in Punchestown Gold Cup

Apr 20th 2021, 8:50 PM 4,953 Views 0 Comments

Connections opt against running Clan Des Obeaux at Sandown.

Alex Ferguson feared he would never speak again after brain operation
# Fergie
From The42
# Fergie

Alex Ferguson feared he would never speak again after brain operation

Mar 6th 2021, 8:47 PM 6,575 Views 10 Comments

The former Manchester United manager was speaking during a virtual Q&A at the Glasgow Film Festival.

Amazon Prime announce details of new Alex Ferguson documentary film
# Coming Soon
From The42
# Coming Soon

Amazon Prime announce details of new Alex Ferguson documentary film

Feb 17th 2021, 12:02 PM 8,571 Views 8 Comments

Directed by his son Jason, Ferguson wanted to make the movie as he feared losing his memory following a brain haemorrhage in 2018.

Alex Ferguson glad he retired when he did due to ‘phenomenal’ Liverpool side
# Relief
From The42
# Relief

Alex Ferguson glad he retired when he did due to ‘phenomenal’ Liverpool side

Jan 15th 2021, 10:18 PM 7,408 Views 8 Comments

The Manchester United great also reflected on failing to sign Reds captain Jordan Henderson in 2011.

# alex-ferguson - All time

Alex Ferguson pays tribute to ‘biggest adversary in football’ Jim McLean
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Alex Ferguson pays tribute to ‘biggest adversary in football’ Jim McLean

Dec 27th 2020, 4:58 PM 8,202 Views 1 Comment

The former Dundee United manager died yesterday at the age of 83.

Ferguson hails Rashford and makes child food poverty pledge
# Gesture
From The42
# Gesture

Ferguson hails Rashford and makes child food poverty pledge

Nov 27th 2020, 8:06 PM 9,227 Views 2 Comments

Ferguson is set to pledge up to £2million towards the FareShare charity.

'He’s put me on the ropes, and just as I’m about to verbally swing back… 'Anyway son, it’s great to see you'
# BTL
From The42
# BTL

'He’s put me on the ropes, and just as I’m about to verbally swing back… 'Anyway son, it’s great to see you'

Nov 24th 2020, 8:00 AM 65,512 Views 5 Comments

Andy Mitten grants an insight into how Alex Ferguson operated on the latest episode of Behind the Lines.

How Leo Cullen’s blueprint was inspired by Ferguson, Cody and Bill Belichick
# You Win Nothing Without Kids
From The42
# You Win Nothing Without Kids

How Leo Cullen’s blueprint was inspired by Ferguson, Cody and Bill Belichick

Nov 16th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,267 Views 2 Comments

The Leinster head coach is a student of several sports, not just rugby and has carried those lessons into his coaching manual.

'I cannot even begin to put into words what he was like when he lost his temper, it was ludicrous'
# BTL
From The42
# BTL

'I cannot even begin to put into words what he was like when he lost his temper, it was ludicrous'

Updated Sep 29th 2020, 4:16 PM 64,186 Views 16 Comments

Daniel Taylor, a veteran of many of Alex Ferguson’s infamous press conferences, is our guest on the latest episode of Behind the Lines.

'As soon as we landed in Dublin, the phone rang': The inside story of Duff's record Chelsea move
# Duffer
From The42
# Duffer

'As soon as we landed in Dublin, the phone rang': The inside story of Duff's record Chelsea move

Jul 3rd 2020, 11:55 AM 39,893 Views 5 Comments

Man United and Liverpool flirted with the idea but it was the Londoners who broke the Irish transfer record to sign the Dubliner and kickstart the Roman revolution.

'Klopp is steely, Mourinho charismatic and angry': Life as a Premier League commentator
# Calling It
From The42
# Calling It

'Klopp is steely, Mourinho charismatic and angry': Life as a Premier League commentator

Updated Jun 19th 2020, 4:00 PM 10,551 Views 3 Comments

Meet Irishmen Conor McNamara and Nathan Murphy who have the best job in the world.

A very public transfer saga: How Roy Keane's Man United move played out over three months in 1993
# Drawn Out
From The42
# Drawn Out

A very public transfer saga: How Roy Keane's Man United move played out over three months in 1993

Apr 4th 2020, 8:00 AM 42,575 Views 31 Comments

Amid a backdrop of brinkmanship and extraordinary candidness in the newspapers, Alex Ferguson eventually signed the 21-year-old for a record £3.75 million. But it was far from straightforward.

'I was really thinking about a move to Man Utd' - Lewandowski reveals phone call with Ferguson
# What Could Have Been
From The42
# What Could Have Been

'I was really thinking about a move to Man Utd' - Lewandowski reveals phone call with Ferguson

Feb 21st 2020, 8:25 PM 7,175 Views 8 Comments

The Bayern Munich star had an offer from Manchester United during his Borussia Dortmund days.

Man United's Irish coach admits new signings are required to get Red Devils back where they belong
# Target
From The42
# Target

Man United's Irish coach admits new signings are required to get Red Devils back where they belong

Dec 20th 2019, 9:06 AM 12,570 Views 8 Comments

Kieran McKenna believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are heading in the right direction.

'A lot of clubs with great history could be lost' - Ferguson on global Super League plans
# Worry
From The42
# Worry

'A lot of clubs with great history could be lost' - Ferguson on global Super League plans

Dec 13th 2019, 10:58 PM 10,713 Views 17 Comments

The legendary manager can’t see why clubs from England would be interested in the proposed competition.

'I don't care if it's Alex Ferguson or the Pope' - Keane still holds grudge against ex-Man United boss
# Let It Go
From The42
# Let It Go

'I don't care if it's Alex Ferguson or the Pope' - Keane still holds grudge against ex-Man United boss

Sep 5th 2019, 4:36 PM 17,661 Views 15 Comments

The former Red Devils captain has hit out at the Scot in an explosive interview with Off The Ball, suggesting some of his claims were ‘nonsense’.

Van Gaal the best coach I've worked with, says Rooney
# King Louis
From The42
# King Louis

Van Gaal the best coach I've worked with, says Rooney

Jun 30th 2019, 12:47 PM 12,144 Views 9 Comments

The former England captain identified the Dutchman, and not Alex Ferguson, as the most impressive he’s played under.

'I probably won't tell you everything' - Scotland boss reveals fiery messages of support from Ferguson
# Fergie's Right
From The42
# Fergie's Right

'I probably won't tell you everything' - Scotland boss reveals fiery messages of support from Ferguson

Jun 18th 2019, 7:01 PM 7,491 Views 2 Comments

Shelley Kerr said Alex Ferguson wasn’t impressed by some of the officiating during Scotland’s two narrow defeats thus far.

Watch Man United's legends hammer Bayern Munich in 1999 reunion
# Reeling In The Years
From The42
# Reeling In The Years

Watch Man United's legends hammer Bayern Munich in 1999 reunion

May 27th 2019, 11:11 AM 15,640 Views 9 Comments

Alex Ferguson returned to the dugout to manage a squad of former stars at Old Trafford yesterday.

'They run the club the right way' - Ferguson hails Bayern structure amid United struggles
# No Doubt About That
From The42
# No Doubt About That

'They run the club the right way' - Ferguson hails Bayern structure amid United struggles

May 27th 2019, 7:53 AM 9,895 Views 14 Comments

The Old Trafford side could take some lessons from the Bundesliga giants.

How David Beckham's former housemate walked out on United and ended up in prison
# Nearly Man
From The42
# Nearly Man

How David Beckham's former housemate walked out on United and ended up in prison

Mar 10th 2019, 8:00 AM 57,889 Views 18 Comments

Gary Twynham talks to The42 about defying Alex Ferguson, going from a prison cell to Wembley and sharing sunbeds with Robbie Savage.

'He would be welcome to have his talk to the players if he wanted to'
# Familiar Face
From The42
# Familiar Face

'He would be welcome to have his talk to the players if he wanted to'

Feb 22nd 2019, 10:28 AM 9,657 Views 5 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has summoned the spirit of Alex Ferguson ahead of the Man United-Liverpool clash.

Lingard opens up about meeting with Ferguson that spurred him on to make it at Man United
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

Lingard opens up about meeting with Ferguson that spurred him on to make it at Man United

Jan 23rd 2019, 8:57 PM 7,409 Views 4 Comments

The England international has revealed the massive impact the legendary former Red Devils boss had on his career.

Sir Alex turned to Claire and said, ‘Here’s the lad who would have played for England’
# Tackled
From The42
# Tackled

Sir Alex turned to Claire and said, ‘Here’s the lad who would have played for England’

Dec 28th 2018, 9:00 AM 16,706 Views 2 Comments

Former Manchester United youngster Ben Thornley recalls being the Class of ’92 star who never got to graduate.

'It must have been television gold for the watching millions. Was I ranting? Yes, I suppose I was'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'It must have been television gold for the watching millions. Was I ranting? Yes, I suppose I was'

Dec 27th 2018, 8:00 PM 8,357 Views 13 Comments

In an extract from his autobiography, Kevin Keegan recalls the infamous interview he gave amid the dramatic end to the 1995-96 Premier League season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and 4 other Ferguson pupils who became teachers
# Following Suit
From The42
# Following Suit

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and 4 other Ferguson pupils who became teachers

Dec 19th 2018, 7:39 PM 13,024 Views 11 Comments

The baby-faced Norwegian and United favourite will fill the void left by Jose Mourinho on a caretaker basis.

Jose Mourinho fears David de Gea will reject new Manchester United deal
# Daves Saves
From The42
# Daves Saves

Jose Mourinho fears David de Gea will reject new Manchester United deal

Oct 26th 2018, 4:53 PM 6,067 Views 12 Comments

The Spaniard’s contract finishes in 2019 and Juventus have emerged as potential suitors for the goalkeeper.

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