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Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has revealed special details about his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson in his playing days at Old Trafford.
The Welshman spoke highly of the control Ferguson had during his time as coach of the Red Devils. Giggs said no manager will have as much influence as Ferguson did.
Other managers could have done a lot of things to their players but the lifelong United player said nothing other managers did can be compared to Ferguson’s.
“Fergie was scary and even now he still scares me. I still call him boss because he just has that aura about him. He had that little cough and as soon as you heard that, walking down the corridor at the training ground, you’d dive in a doorway to get out of his way,” Giggs said, describing the situation then.
“I was always wary of him because he had that ability to turn up at your house – and he sometimes did. But he did it all for you and he had so many other great qualities,” Giggs added.
Giggs also shared how dangerous it was to argue with the former top boss as someone who had the final say in matters.
“There was no point trying to argue with him. I did argue back twice, but it didn’t go well,” Giggs said.
Giggs disclosed that when he argue with Ferguson in a game against Juventus away, the Scot substituted him instantly and that he did it again as the adrenalin always had effects. He claimed David Beckham used to hush him when he was talking back at Ferguson, knowing the implication but he always went ahead to say a bit. Giggs attributed some of Ferguson’s success to the complete control he had, and says managers now have it more difficult due to the environment they work in
Giggs named Cristiano Ronaldo as the best he played with, despite meeting a number of top stars like Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and the rest. Giggs also made mention of Cantona’s free rein at Old Trafford under Fergsuon.
Jose Mourinho’s 3 opening matches as the head coach of Manchester United were impressive ones for the Portugal head coach and his squad as they sealed 3 successive victories after defeating Bournemouth, Southampton and Hull City.
However, things quickly took a turn for the worst as Manchester United began to drop points on a consistent basis after losing against Manchester City and 8 days later suffering another defeat against Watford.
The drop of points continued later on for Jose Mourinho and his team as they drew against Stoke City, Liverpool and Burnley as well as also suffering another defeat with Chelsea.
After this string of negative and underwhelming results, this has led to Manchester United to slipping down in the Premier League and with 10 league matches having been played at this point in time; they are currently located at the 8th spot.
Gary Neville says that he knows what Jose Mourinho needs in order to stop this streak of mediocrity as the former Manchester United player said: “I think at the moment he’s the one that’s getting put under pressure, but nothing that two or three wins won’t change.
‘’At the moment you’re not quite sure that Jose Mourinho knows his best team and that he trusts his players fully yet. They had enough chances to win the game against Burnley. I think at the moment he’s the one that’s getting put under pressure, but nothing that two or three wins won’t change. I think when he was at Chelsea there’s all that talk he’d lost the dressing room. There’s nothing like that happening at Manchester United.”
Neville believes that Jose Mourinho still has not gained enough trust and confidence with his squad at Old Trafford and this is one of the reasons of why Gary Neville thinks that Manchester United has been disappointing so much in the past few weeks.
It is increasingly appearing that a mole is working behind the Manchester United’s manager back at the moment.
Indeed there has been some information released to the media that could not have been done by an outside source. Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has urged Jose Mourinho to get rid of the mole if he wants to remain as manager of the team.
There has been heavy criticism in recent times after Manchester United have lost three games in a row. The Portuguese manager has said that it is the players that are to be blame for the defeat as they are the ones making the mistakes on the pitch.
Gary Neville stated that he does not understand why there are leaks already happening so early in the season. He believes that the manager should be given time to change the team after the bad experience with David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.
A recent article has suggested that some players are not happy with the way Jose Mourinho pressurized them, and they have been shocked by his hard approach in managing the team. Gary Neville believes that the Portuguese manager has his own principle when it comes to managing a team, and it is up to the players to adapt.
Gary Neville has urged the Portuguese manager to monitor media information closely so as not to allow additional media pressure to build. The former player believes that Jose Mourinho is the manager that Manchester United need at the moment, and he will surely turn the team around during the season.
He has urged fans to stay behind the team and to support the players irrespective of what happen. He is confident that Manchester United will come out strongly and will be able to challenge for the title this season.