Alex Ferguson Quotes

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  • You are not going to be happy if you lose to a goal in the last minute. It is difficult to take and difficult to get out of your mind.

  • They had Jan Venegoor of...whatever you call him.

    Soccer  
  • Everest in his slippers. That's what he was like.

    "Sir Alex Ferguson's 25 years at Manchester United - in quotes" by Benji Inwood, www.theguardian.com. November 4, 2011.
  • Wayne is truly blessed. He doesn't just have ability, he has a fire inside him.

  • I think that fear does come into it in some respect in the sense of when I lost my temper I didn't hide behind a bush on it in respect to the times that I did lose my temper. But you know the quality that I had when I lost my temper, I never, ever brought it back again.

    Interview with Charlie Rose, www.huffingtonpost.co.uk. March 10, 2013.
  • It's a horrible part of the game when you have to tell a player, probably somebody who has helped you win so much that his time is up. You treat them like family, and because they are your family it becomes even more hurting in the sense that you have got to say "well son, I'm sorry, you won't be a regular here, but you will still have a career elsewhere.' It's happened more than a few times but it is not an easy thing to handle.

    "Fergie reveals all: Why I turned down Abramovich, Moyes IS the right man for United... and you'll be throwing your money down the drain betting on me coming back (I'll be at the Kentucky Derby!)". Interview with Charlie Rose, www.dailymail.co.uk. October 2, 2013.
  • It was time for me to spend more time with my wife. I'm not saying I do spend more time with my wife, because she would throw me out of the house, but we have breakfast together. I never did.

  • Hard work will always overcome natural talent when natural talent does not work hard enough.

  • We got anxious at the end of the weekend in our urgency to try to score the winning goal. Ended up playing far too many long balls forward. That style of play doesn't suit Manchester United. We must continue to play football and enjoy the game. If we do that, eventually things will come right for us.

  • Jose understands winning and losing are twins in a way. When you win you don't gloat and when you lose you don't go bananas.

  • Critics have always questioned whether players like Pele from the 50s could play today. Lionel Messi could play in the 1950s and the present day, as could Di Stefano, Pele, Maradona, Cruyff because they are all great players. Lionel Messi without question fits into that category.

  • I can't believe it. I can't believe it. Football. Bloody hell.

    "Sir Alex Ferguson's 25 years at Manchester United - in quotes" by Benji Inwood, www.theguardian.com. November 4, 2011.
  • Keeping players happy is not easy and I think anyone with a big squad will tell you that.

  • I always said to the directors that the minute a player becomes more powerful than the manager of Manchester United, it's not Manchester United. You have lost control of the whole club. So I always made sure that I was in control. They always knew who the manager was.

    Interview with Charlie Rose, www.huffingtonpost.co.uk. March 10, 2013.
  • There are members of the London press who seek to antagonise me, deliberately.

  • There is no evidence that changing your managers repeatedly leads to success, but there is evidence at Manchester United, I was managing there for 26 years I won 38 trophies.

  • 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.

  • To not apologize for the behavior of the players to another manager is unthinkable. It's a disgrace, but I don't expect Wenger to ever apologize...he's that type of person.

  • I do like to try and see myself in football players. Everybody is different and express themselves in different ways. There are different kinds of talents of course and there are many who I would never have had the talent that they have when I was a player. But I still had that determination to be successful and try my best.

    "Read the Fergie interview transcript... on holding grudges, listening to American Civil War tapes on the way to work, handling Man United's millionaires and why he thinks Pele is THE all-time No 1". Interview with Charlie Rose, www.dailymail.co.uk. October 2, 2013.
  • We once went 13 games without winning. There's always pressure here. Winning is always important here. How do you handle yourself and compose yourself is important. (on Manchester United)

  • Lampard, for me, was a marvellous servant for Chelsea, but I didn't think of him as an elite international footballer. And I am one of the few who felt Gerrard was not a top, top player.

    "Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography". Book by Alex Ferguson, www.mirror.co.uk. 2013.
  • I'm privileged to have followed Sir Matt because all you have to do is to try and maintain the standards that he set so many years ago.

    "What Can One Learn About Management From Sir Alex Ferguson?" by Shivram Subramanian, www.huffingtonpost.com. December 21, 2012.
  • Attack wins you games, defence wins you titles.

    "Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs have balance to lay title claim against Manchester City" by Paul Doyle, www.theguardian.com. October 1, 2016.
  • I used to have a saying that when a player is at his peak, he feels as though he can climb.

    "Sir Alex Ferguson's 25 years at Manchester United - in quotes" by Benji Inwood, www.theguardian.com. November 4, 2011.
  • He's a normal, likable, straightforward boy. (on David Beckham)

  • If you're going to be a footballer, be a great one.If you're going to have a dream, dream big.

    Soccer  
  • Go make your mistakes in the first team. You'll learn more in a month in the first team than you will in two years in the reserves.

  • It's great news. The reality of negotiations today is that they take time. But these have always been conducted in a good spirit and we are very pleased with the outcome. We can now look forward to the future.

  • I've never played for a draw in my life.

  • Never give in or give up easily on a cause.

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    Alex Ferguson

    • Born: December 31, 1941
    • Occupation: Manager