Alex Ferguson Tells All In New Autobiography
This is the first season, the first October since 1986, that Alex Ferguson has not been sitting at the dug-out chewing his iconic gum at Manchester United. A formidable reputation was built over the best part of 27-years. Unfortunately that reputation seems to have been diminished, as David Moyes takes charge of the team. But Moyes was handpicked by Ferguson, and lets be honest, Ferguson has a history of plucking the best from the available football resources.
With the extra time on Ferguson’ hands, a man who was possibly the greatest manager in history, he has managed to put together a new book which goes into depth and detail about all the topics football fans want to hear about. His new autobiography is being referred to as a ‘football book’, and it tells the story of a young man who was paid £6 a week, to the manager who sold a player for £80 million in cash.
Stories, rumours and controversy
The book is definitely going to be a treat, especially for those Man Utd fans who remember the team that included Scholes, Butt, Keane, Giggs, Beckham and the Neville brothers. This was a special time and team in United history, a side who achieved everything they could possibly achieve at club level. A side that peaked in unforgettable 1999, which included the dramatic last minutes of the Champions League final.
There were countless transfer rumours while Ferguson ruled the roost. While Eric Cantona may have been the best signing ever, the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo proved to be the most financially fruitful. However, over the years his relationship with the biggest stars United have had seemed to turn sour. A clash of egos, the biggest of all ended with David Beckham. Who was sold after the infamous hair dryer treatment he received.
Ferguson has opened a can of worms
While the book has and will gain a lot of interest, with many enjoying the stories. It will no doubt be read by players who wore the red shirt during the years Ferguson was in charge. One player who was part of that golden team has already stood up for himself. Ferguson accuses Keane of overstepping a mark, and as a result he left Old Trafford. Another clash with another big player.
Keane himself has given his two cents about what’s been written in the autobiography. Reacting to the fact that Ferguson chooses to come down hard on players who brought him a great deal of success during his 27-year career. “It doesn’t bother me too much what he has to say about me, but to constantly criticise other players at the club who brought him a lot of success I find very strange,” said Keane.
The reaction from Keane, could be the first of many players making their voices heard about playing under Ferguson. It goes without saying that Ferguson has a big ego himself. But now that his ex-players no longer have to worry about being left out of the team, they are able to speak freely. It may just appear that in releasing this autobiography Ferguson has really opened a can of worms.