20 Alex Ferguson Quotes

20 Alex Ferguson Quotes

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Sir Alex Ferguson CBE is a Scottish former football manager and player who managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013. He is considered one of the greatest and most successful high paid managers of all time, having won the most trophies and titles for the club he has managed over 25 year Manchester United.

 

Below are Inspirational quotes from Sir Alex Ferguson:

1. “The work of a team should always embrace a great player but the great player must always work”. Alex Ferguson

2. “You can’t applaud a referee”. Alex Ferguson

3. “As long as there are games to play it is not over”. Alex Ferguson

4.  “I’m going to tell you the story about the geese which fly 5,000 miles from Canada to France. They fly in V-formation but the second ones don’t fly. They’re the subs for the first ones. And then the second ones take over – so it’s teamwork”. Alex Ferguson


5. “Sometimes you’re not sure about a player. Sometimes you doubt. Sometimes you have to guess. Sometimes… you just know”. Alex Ferguson

6. “In England, it’s a rare thing to see a player smoking but, all in all, I prefer that to an alcoholic. The relationship with alcohol is a real problem in English football and, in the short term, it’s much more harmful to a sportsman. It weakens the body, which becomes more susceptible to injury. “. Alex Ferguson

7. “I do believe in fate”. Alex Ferguson

8. “I’ve never played for a draw in my life “. Alex Ferguson

9. “Her Majesty said she hoped I would have time for my horses – I own two and have shares in four”. Alex Ferguson


10. “I don’t like losing but I’ve mellowed. I maybe have a short fuse but it goes away quicker now”. Alex Ferguson

11. “I tell the players that the bus is moving. This club has to progress. And the bus wouldn’t wait for them. I tell them to get on board “. Alex Ferguson

12. “Myths grow all the time. If I was to listen to the number of times I’ve thrown teacups then we’ve gone through some crockery in this place. It’s completely exaggerated, but I don’t like people arguing back with me”. Alex Ferguson

13. “I feel sympathy for the working class lad. I’ve always championed about ticket prices and try to equate that to people’s salaries”. Alex Ferguson

14. “There are members of the London press who seek to antagonise me, deliberately”. Alex Ferguson


15. “Well, football is a hard game; there’s no denying it. It’s a game that can bring out the worst in you, at times “. Alex Ferguson

16. “Football management is such a pressurised thing – horse racing is a release. I’m also learning to play the piano – I’m quite determined – it’s another release from the pressure of my job “. Alex Ferguson

17. “The culmination of three trophies was the pinnacle of my career and it has been rewarded with a knighthood”. Alex Ferguson

18. “You are responsible to each other because when you win a game of football, you only need eight players to perform well”. Alex Ferguson

19. “If my parents were still alive, they would be very proud. They gave me a good start in life, the values that have driven me, and the confidence to believe in myself “. Alex Ferguson


20. “If I have my health I can carry on. There will be a point when I do quit but I have absolutely no idea when that is “. Alex Ferguson

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