I never thought I would blog my admiration for Sir Alex Ferguson because as an Arsenal fan I have rejoiced in not only beating Manchester United to three league titles but beating HIM to three league titles.
But as his side
wrapped up their 20th league title and 13th in the last
21 seasons, it’s time for me to put finger to keyboard and express my
admiration for Britain’s greatest manager.
this year’s title is an amazing achievement considering the events of May 2012
when, for around two minutes, Fergie and his charges thought they had won the title.....
happened and the silverware was popped in a Pickfords van and taken across
Lesser clubs would
have crumbled, faded from view, not United. Why? Because they have Sir Alex
Ferguson at the helm.
Govan guvnor this season has been to watch a man in need of revenge as coldly
and as brutally as possible. How best to silence the Blue lot from across the
city? Simple, win the league by as many points as possible!
been relentless this season and turned what was only a two horse race (once
Chelsea sacked Di Matteo) into a solo charge to the Etihad to take the trophy
and restore it to what they believe is its rightful place at Old Trafford.
One man made
that happen – Fergie. You get the sense that the morning after City won it, he
was already planning how they would get it back and the manner they would do
I have been
lucky to watch Fergie become the best in the business, from the first title in
1993 to the his 13th in 2013.
Where there was
once scorn and at times hatred there is now admiration, to keep a team at the
top for so long, for the courage to kick out big names, for the reinvention to
keep United where they are, he deserves our respect.
This is a man
who kicked out Stam, Beckham, Van Nistelrooy and even Keane using the oldest
adage in the game – no one is bigger than the team.
has served him well, ripping up and starting again doesn’t scare Fergie and I
often wonder how good he is at chess because the man seems to always think two
me is the man has the thirst to succeed, to win trophies and put bums on seats
that way. How I yearn for that with Arsene Wenger and Arsenal!!
I hope my team
applauds the champions on to the pitch on Sunday, they have fought the battles
and deserve acceptance onto the field the next time they enter.
All of them
except a certain money grabbing Dutchman............
to you Sir Alex and to your United team, once again fitting champions of our