Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, recently commended Sir Alex Ferguson after the iconic football manager was inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. Praising Ferguson’s influence on the club, ten Hag stated, “Manchester United is synonymous with Sir Alex Ferguson. He established the most elevated standards and instilled a culture of winning.”
Sir Alex Ferguson is widely considered one of the most exceptional football managers in history, having guided Manchester United to multiple domestic and international championships during his 26 years in charge of the team. During his tenure, the Red Devils won a total of 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League titles, among many other accolades.
Ferguson’s impact at Manchester United goes beyond his remarkable record of achievements. He was recognized for his capability to construct triumphant teams and foster a victorious mindset, inculcating a sense of pride and perseverance in his players, which enabled them to conquer even the most challenging adversaries. Moreover, he excelled in adapting his strategies to accommodate his squad’s strengths and limitations, guaranteeing their continued competitiveness season after season.
According to Rio Ferdinand, Sir Alex Ferguson was a tireless worker, often described as an “animal” in his work ethic. Ferdinand observed that even in the last year of his time at Manchester United, Ferguson would come in earlier than everyone else.
He had an insatiable appetite for the game and rebuilding teams, which is what made him successful. Peter Schmeichel, another Hall of Famer, also praised Ferguson’s character, stating that he was one of the nicest people he had ever worked with. Schmeichel added that Ferguson took a keen interest in his personal life and family.