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#Alex Ferguson

# alex-ferguson - Tuesday 26 July, 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 6,358 Views 0 Comments

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

# alex-ferguson - Friday 15 April, 2022

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 6,575 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 - Thursday 30 December, 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 27,749 Views 39 Comments

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

# alex-ferguson - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

'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 31,333 Views 1 Comment

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

# alex-ferguson - Friday 29 October, 2021

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 8,403 Views 15 Comments

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

# alex-ferguson - Thursday 28 October, 2021

'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 33,743 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.

# alex-ferguson - Sunday 29 August, 2021

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 20,771 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 - Thursday 29 July, 2021

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 3,670 Views 4 Comments

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

# alex-ferguson - Friday 21 May, 2021

'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 4,310 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.

# alex-ferguson - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

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 29,757 Views 23 Comments

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

# alex-ferguson - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

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 4,944 Views 0 Comments

Connections opt against running Clan Des Obeaux at Sandown.

# alex-ferguson - Saturday 6 March, 2021

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 6,568 Views 10 Comments

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

# alex-ferguson - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

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 8,559 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 - Friday 15 January, 2021

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 7,403 Views 8 Comments

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

# alex-ferguson - Sunday 27 December, 2020

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 8,195 Views 1 Comment

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

# alex-ferguson - Friday 27 November, 2020

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 9,224 Views 2 Comments

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

# alex-ferguson - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

'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 65,496 Views 5 Comments

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

# alex-ferguson - Monday 16 November, 2020

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 6,259 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.

# alex-ferguson - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

'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 64,166 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.

# alex-ferguson - Friday 3 July, 2020

'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 39,851 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.

# alex-ferguson - Friday 19 June, 2020

'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 10,532 Views 3 Comments

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

# alex-ferguson - Saturday 4 April, 2020

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 42,493 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.

# alex-ferguson - Friday 21 February, 2020

'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 7,164 Views 8 Comments

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

# alex-ferguson - Friday 20 December, 2019

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 12,565 Views 8 Comments

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

# alex-ferguson - Friday 13 December, 2019

'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 10,705 Views 17 Comments

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

# alex-ferguson - Thursday 5 September, 2019

'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 17,650 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’.

# alex-ferguson - Sunday 30 June, 2019

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 12,136 Views 9 Comments

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

# alex-ferguson - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

'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 7,482 Views 2 Comments

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

# alex-ferguson - Monday 27 May, 2019

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 15,625 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 9,889 Views 14 Comments

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

# alex-ferguson - Sunday 10 March, 2019

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 57,740 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.

# alex-ferguson - Friday 22 February, 2019

'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 9,653 Views 5 Comments

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

# alex-ferguson - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

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 7,406 Views 4 Comments

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

# alex-ferguson - Friday 28 December, 2018

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 16,680 Views 2 Comments

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

# alex-ferguson - Thursday 27 December, 2018

'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 8,344 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.

# alex-ferguson - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

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 13,014 Views 11 Comments

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

# alex-ferguson - Friday 26 October, 2018

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 6,060 Views 12 Comments

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

# alex-ferguson - Thursday 25 October, 2018

'Alex Ferguson was about to get the sack and went on for 30 years' - Hansen backs under-fire Wallabies coach Cheika
# Got Your Back
From The42
# Got Your Back

'Alex Ferguson was about to get the sack and went on for 30 years' - Hansen backs under-fire Wallabies coach Cheika

Oct 25th 2018, 9:04 AM 7,479 Views 6 Comments

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has offered support to his opposite number.

# alex-ferguson - Saturday 22 September, 2018

'It's great to be back and I just hope we get a win': Sir Alex returns to Old Trafford
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

'It's great to be back and I just hope we get a win': Sir Alex returns to Old Trafford

Sep 22nd 2018, 2:14 PM 7,807 Views 11 Comments

Man United’s legendary former manager returns for the first time since his health scare.

# alex-ferguson - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Pogba says Man United players in 'shock' after Spurs humbling
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Pogba says Man United players in 'shock' after Spurs humbling

Aug 28th 2018, 8:52 PM 9,807 Views 24 Comments

“Even we don’t understand what happened,” added the French World Cup winner.

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