Alex Ferguson is a Scottish former football manager and player who managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013. He is regarded by many as one of the greatest and most successful managers of all time. During his 26-year tenure at Manchester United, he won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League titles.
What is the most famous quote by Alex Ferguson ?
Only true champions come out and show their worth after defeat- and I expect us to do that.— Alex Ferguson
What can you learn from Alex Ferguson (Life Lessons)
- Alex Ferguson's success as a coach was based on his ability to motivate and inspire his players to reach their full potential.
- He also believed in a strong team ethos, and was willing to make tough decisions when necessary.
- His commitment to excellence and dedication to his players serves as a reminder that hard work and dedication can lead to success.
The most competitive Alex Ferguson quotes that will transform you to a better person
Following is a list of the best Alex Ferguson quotes, including various Alex Ferguson inspirational quotes, and other famous sayings by Alex Ferguson.
I can't believe it. I can't believe it. Football. Bloody hell.
I've never played for a draw in my life.
Hard work will always overcome natural talent when natural talent does not work hard enough.
I remember the first time I saw him. He was 13 and just floated over the ground like a cockier spaniel chasing a piece of silver paper in the wind.
You can't applaud a referee.
They say he's an intelligent man, right? Speaks five languages! I've got a 15-year-old boy from the Ivory Coast who speaks five languages!
It was the most emphatic display of selflessness I have seen on a football field. Pounding over every blade of grass, competing as if he would rather die of exhaustion than lose, he inspired all around him.
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.
Inspiring quotes by Alex Ferguson
When an Italian tells me it's pasta on the plate, I check under the sauce to make sure.
I have nothing but praise for the boy.
He is easily the best player in the world. His contribution as a goal threat is unbelievable. His stats are incredible. Strikes at goal, attempts on goal, raids into the penalty box, headers. It is all there. Absolutely astounding.
My greatest challenge is not what's happening at the moment, my greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their f*****g perch. And you can print that.
All they can talk about is Manchester United.
That lad must have been born offside.
They say it was Cesc Fabregas who threw the pizza at me but, to this day, I have no idea who the culprit was.
If ever there was one player, anywhere in the world, that was made for Manchester United, it was Cantona. He swaggered in, stuck his chest out, raised his head and surveyed everything as though he was asking: 'I'm Cantona. How big are you? Are you big enough for me?'
Ronaldo could play for Millwall, QPR, Doncaster Rovers or anyone and he'd score a hat-trick. I'm not sure Messi could do it. Ronaldo's got two feet, he's quick, he's good in the air and he's brave, though Messi's brave too of course. I just think Messi is a Barcelona player.
Quotations by Alex Ferguson that are innovative and driven
Everest in his slippers. That's what he was like.
Gianfranco Zola once sent Gary Pallister the wrong way to such an extent that he needed a ticket to get back in.
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.
You start with what you believe in. I believe in building a football club rather than building a football team.
Distinguish between power and control, delegate, be decisive - and always remember people's first names.
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.
Players know that they can trust me which is really important.
They know that I had the ability to adapt to change, and they have seen that many times over the years. I think these are important parts of being in control of footballers.
The culmination of three trophies was the pinnacle of my career and it has been rewarded with a knighthood.
When he's at the top of his game, there's not a team in the world that can handle Giggs' speed and penetration
Sometimes in football you have to hold your hand up and say, yeah, they're better than us.
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.
David Beckham is Britain's finest striker of a football not because of God-given talent but because he practises with a relentless application that the vast majority of less gifted players wouldn't contemplate.
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.
I think Rafael Benítez was an angry man. He must have been disturbed for some reason. I think you have got to cut through the venom of it and hopefully he'll reflect and understand what he said was absolutely ridiculous.
Manchester United might not win Premier League every year, but we'd always be up there competing for it every year.
I think Paul Scholes is the best player in England. He's got the best skills, the best brain. No one can match him. There isn't a player of his mould anywhere in the world. Paul is irreplaceable.
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.
I understand the intensity of the supporters. I wonder how they could turn up for work on Monday morning after we lost 5-1 to Manchester City.
I'm a Pele fan from way back when I was a kid, and then there was always this thing later about Pele and Maradona. I was young and impressionable as a kid but it was always Pele for me.
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.
You have to put all the criticism of this club down to jealousy. United have produced more players who have played for their country, more world-class players and more players who have won European Footballer of the Year than any other team in this country, so we must be doing something right.
Keeping players happy is not easy and I think anyone with a big squad will tell you that.
I'm going to tell you the story about the geese which fly 5,000 miles from Canada to France.
The pace of the game demanded a referee who was fit. It is an indictment of our game. You see referees abroad who are as fit as butcher's dogs. We have some who are fit. He wasn't fit.
We are very focused this time and our preparation has been better. We maybe made one or two mistakes last time, but not this time.
Everywhere I go the coaches all tell me that Scholsey is the player they admire. But if they think they'll get him they're wasting their time! Paul is a Manc lad pure and simple. He loves the club and there's no chance of him leaving here. If ever he decided to go there would be a stampede, but he won't be going, he's here for life.
He was taking 30 seconds to book a player. He was needing a rest. It was ridiculous.
I used to have a saying that when a player is at his peak, he feels as though he can climb.
Liverpool can play for only five minutes and win the game, that is the way they are. They pump the ball into the box and with good set-piece delivery they keep you under pressure.
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.
The lads really ran their socks into the ground.
I feel sympathy for the working class lad. I've always championed about ticket prices and try to equate that to people's salaries.
Football, bloody hell!