Manchester United can still win the title: Sir Alex Ferguson

Author : Abhinandan

Sir Alex Ferguson poses with his autobiography during its release

Manchester United have had the worst start to their season since 1989 as they sit in eighth place having played 9 games. But still the former manager Sir Alex Ferguson has refused to rule off Manchester United’s chances to claim the title this time around.

The legendary Scot said, “We had bad starts to the season many times.We are the only club in that league that can come from behind to win the league because of our history.”

“The thing about coming to a club like United is you can never get away from the expectation and I learned about that quickly,” he mused.

“I spent a lot of stupid time looking at history, getting out early results from the 10 previous seasons and it was doing me no good, I was getting nowhere with that.

“I learned you had to look at your own situation. Winning a trophy at any time is important at this club.

“I was there 27 years and that gave me time to look ahead.

Ferguson also backed his successor as he said a manager needs his time to acclimatize himself with the pressures of managing a club of United’s stature.

He said, “When clubs sack their manger they have no evidence it works. When a manager is consistent in his position the club does better and I strongly believe in that.

“David Moyes had 10 years at Everton and when he joined he inherited a ‘sell, sell, sell’ (policy) but he built the club up.”


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