# Alex Ferguson

This week
26th March 2023 - 31st March 2023
# Greats of the Game
Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame
The pair were long-term rivals on the touchline during their managerial careers.
This year
# Advice
Erik ten Hag meets Alex Ferguson ahead of Barcelona showdown
The European heavyweights go toe to toe in the return leg of their play-off at a packed Old Trafford.
# mental skills
'I’m obsessed with why teams keep being successful, why they stay at the top'
Andy Farrell is a big Man City fan but he had great admiration for Alex Ferguson’s Man United.
Last year
# Flashback
From Claudia Schiffer to Ronaldo - Roy Keane knows model behaviour now a must at United
Pillars of professionalism can no longer be ignored if Erik ten Hag is to rediscover the glory days at Old Trafford.
# Influence
Michael Carrick reveals Alex Ferguson advice before taking Middlesbrough job
The 41-year-old played under Ferguson at Manchester United.
# winners
The bittersweet story of two icons that drove Man United's greatest triumph
Matt Dickinson discusses Roy Keane and Alex Ferguson’s influence on the Red Devils’ remarkable treble.
# Looking Back
Alex Ferguson was ‘very close’ to managing Team GB
Lord Coe has lifted the lid on his attempt to lure the then-Manchester United boss in 2012.
# talking point
Do Pep and Klopp really need a Treble to surpass Ferguson's achievements?
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.
All time
# steady as she goes
Man United close in on fourth spot with Burnley win on eve of Alex Ferguson's 80th birthday
Scott McTominay and Cristiano Ronaldo were both on target for the winners.
# Best Laid Plans
'Eriksson accepted the position of United manager, and had even signed a contract'
Read an extract from ‘Sir Alex: Simply the Best’.
# talking point
Man United's misguided idea of football is what leaves them so far behind Liverpool
Last weekend’s humiliating 5-0 defeat has left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a tenuous position.
# Looking Back
'Ferguson told me I was good enough to play for Man United' - What it means to win the Premier Division
With Shamrock Rovers on the verge of winning the title, two former champions Paul Carlyle and Mark Rossiter recall their respective triumphs.
# Flashback
The transfer that stunned football in a season Manchester United's history changed forever
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.
# no doubt about that
Alex Ferguson ‘thrilled and honoured’ as Aberdeen plan statue
Sculptor Andy Edwards will craft a bronze likeness of the former Dons and Manchester United boss.
# no doubt about that
'It's about a man's life' - Fergie film gets world premiere at Old Trafford
The world premiere of a film detailing the life and legacy of the former Manchester United manager took place at Old Trafford.
# trailer
Take a first look at the new Alex Ferguson film
Never Give In, a documentary about Manchester United’s legendary manager, is set for release later this month.
# clan des obeaux
Alex Ferguson's Aintree winner set to run in Punchestown Gold Cup
Connections opt against running Clan Des Obeaux at Sandown.
# Fergie
Alex Ferguson feared he would never speak again after brain operation
The former Manchester United manager was speaking during a virtual Q&A at the Glasgow Film Festival.
# Coming Soon
Amazon Prime announce details of new Alex Ferguson documentary film
Directed by his son Jason, Ferguson wanted to make the movie as he feared losing his memory following a brain haemorrhage in 2018.
# Relief
Alex Ferguson glad he retired when he did due to ‘phenomenal’ Liverpool side
The Manchester United great also reflected on failing to sign Reds captain Jordan Henderson in 2011.
Alex Ferguson pays tribute to ‘biggest adversary in football’ Jim McLean
The former Dundee United manager died yesterday at the age of 83.
# Gesture
Ferguson hails Rashford and makes child food poverty pledge
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'
Andy Mitten grants an insight into how Alex Ferguson operated on the latest episode of Behind the Lines.
# You win nothing without kids
How Leo Cullen’s blueprint was inspired by Ferguson, Cody and Bill Belichick
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'
Daniel Taylor, a veteran of many of Alex Ferguson’s infamous press conferences, is our guest on the latest episode of Behind the Lines.
# Duffer
'As soon as we landed in Dublin, the phone rang': The inside story of Duff's record Chelsea move
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.
# calling it
'Klopp is steely, Mourinho charismatic and angry': Life as a Premier League commentator
Meet Irishmen Conor McNamara and Nathan Murphy who have the best job in the world.
# Drawn out
A very public transfer saga: How Roy Keane's Man United move played out over three months in 1993
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.
# What could have been
'I was really thinking about a move to Man Utd' - Lewandowski reveals phone call with Ferguson
The Bayern Munich star had an offer from Manchester United during his Borussia Dortmund days.
# Target
Man United's Irish coach admits new signings are required to get Red Devils back where they belong
Kieran McKenna believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are heading in the right direction.
# Worry
'A lot of clubs with great history could be lost' - Ferguson on global Super League plans
The legendary manager can’t see why clubs from England would be interested in the proposed competition.
# let it go
'I don't care if it's Alex Ferguson or the Pope' - Keane still holds grudge against ex-Man United boss
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’.
# King Louis
Van Gaal the best coach I've worked with, says Rooney
The former England captain identified the Dutchman, and not Alex Ferguson, as the most impressive he’s played under.
# fergie's right
'I probably won't tell you everything' - Scotland boss reveals fiery messages of support from Ferguson
Shelley Kerr said Alex Ferguson wasn’t impressed by some of the officiating during Scotland’s two narrow defeats thus far.
# Reeling In The Years
Watch Man United's legends hammer Bayern Munich in 1999 reunion
Alex Ferguson returned to the dugout to manage a squad of former stars at Old Trafford yesterday.
# no doubt about that
'They run the club the right way' - Ferguson hails Bayern structure amid United struggles
The Old Trafford side could take some lessons from the Bundesliga giants.
# Nearly man
How David Beckham's former housemate walked out on United and ended up in prison
Gary Twynham talks to The42 about defying Alex Ferguson, going from a prison cell to Wembley and sharing sunbeds with Robbie Savage.
# familiar face
'He would be welcome to have his talk to the players if he wanted to'
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has summoned the spirit of Alex Ferguson ahead of the Man United-Liverpool clash.
# Looking Back
Lingard opens up about meeting with Ferguson that spurred him on to make it at Man United
The England international has revealed the massive impact the legendary former Red Devils boss had on his career.
# tackled
Sir Alex turned to Claire and said, ‘Here’s the lad who would have played for England’
Former Manchester United youngster Ben Thornley recalls being the Class of ’92 star who never got to graduate.