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Sir Alex Ferguson


About Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson is the manager of the Manchester United football team. He is believed to be the person responsible for bringing up leading British footballers such as Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and David Beckham.

Hobbies

Ferguson is an avid collector of vintage reds and has some tips on how to enjoy good vintage wines.

Professional Biography

In January 09, Ferguson was along with British Foreign Secretary David Miliband on the later's visit to Manchester to take part in various China-related programs.

As Manager of ManU

In July 09, he said he is aiming to snatch Barcelona striker Samuel Etoo from under the noses of Manchester City with a 25 million pound bid. He bagged Bordeaux midfielder Gabriel Obertan for eight million pounds. He branded Premier League rivals Manchester City arrogant over their controversial Carlos Tevez poster campaign. He accused Tevez of betraying ManU by indulging in a deal with Manchester City in January. He and Ronaldo had a goodbye meal during the month.

In August 09, he began by setting a target of 100 goals for the 2009-10 season to be declared successful for the club. He defended his strikers Michael Owen and Dimitar Berbatov, who have failed to score so far for the reigning Premier League champions. He saw Burnley defeating The Red Devils for the first time in 41 years but feels that the win was written in the stars. He accused Chelsea players of foul play and blasted referee Chris Foy for failing to send off German captain Michael Ballack at Wembley.

In September 09, he launched an incendiary first offensive on the eve of Old Trafford, insisting that a cocky Manchester City had only started the season well because of soft fixtures and declaring that if one of his players had behaved like Emmanuel Adebayor last Saturday, he would take them into a dark room. He laughed off talk that ManU is a spent force in the soccer arena, and told the Premier League and Europe to write them off at their peril.

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has told his Ferguson not to play mind games with him.

Failure in Champions League 2010

In April 2010, he blamed typical German attitude of Bayern Munich players for the ouster of ManU from Champions League after a red card sunk the Old Trafford side. Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness has hit back at Ferguson and branded him as a sore loser for his comments following United's Champions League exit. Ferguson has admitted that his clubs title push is all but over.

Player transfers - Summer 2010

He ruled out any wholesale buying this summer, and warned fans not to expect much when the players transfer window opens. Ferguson appears to try to persuade his clubs chiefs to spend 60 million pounds in this summers transfer window after their season dramatically fell apart.

Other Professional Information

  • In April 2010, What A Friend, a racehorse he partly owns romped home at 5-2 at Aintree, with tomorrows big race jockey Ruby Walsh in the saddle.

Sir Alex Ferguson in News

Ji-Sung Park Returns to Old Trafford
Former Manchester United midfielder, Ji-Sung Park will make a return at the Premier League club as he takes up his post as Club Ambassador.

Real Madrid Star Cristiano Ronaldo to Kick Off the World Cup in Hong Kong
One of the most influential players in sports today, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to tackle his way through football grounds before arriving at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong today

Manchester United Signs Sponsorship Deal With Wahaha in China
Media OutReach -- (NYSE: MANU) The World's biggest football club, Manchester United, yesterday announced a new sponsorship with Chinese soft drinks manufacturer Wahaha.

Nani's future in trouble at Manchester United
Ashley Young likely to replace Nani in weekend game against Fulham

Manchester United Supporters Trust welcomes Robin van Persie signing
MUST praises Sir Alex Ferguson's exceptional management skills

Manchester United favorites to win Premier League says Mancini
Mancini says Manchester United are the team to beat in Premier League

Manchester United ranked most valuable sports team by Forbes
Forbes Magazine says Manchester City is the Most Valuable Sports Team by Forbes

Sir Alex Ferguson reveals reclaiming Premier League title is their priority
Nemanja Vidic and Chris Smalling will return to side for the opener against Everton in 2012-13 season

Ryan Giggs interested in Managing after retirement from playing Football
Ryan Giggs says that he will learn a lot from Stuart Pearce and his coaching staff at London Olympic Games

United targets 25m pounds rated Portuguese midfielder Moutinho
Manchester United is closing in on FC Porto 25 million pound rated attacking midfielder Joao Moutinho after getting fed up of Tottenham Hotspurs' tactics to retain star midfielder Luka Modric.

Beckham hit backs at claim weak 'Major League Soccer' reason for Team GB omission
David Beckham has slammed a claim made by critics that America's Major League Soccer (MLS) is a weak league, and a possible reason behind his omission from Team GB.

Mancini overtakes Fergie in wages stakes with new 'lengthy Man City deal'
Interim Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has agreed to a lengthy new contract at the soccer club that will take him past Manchester United's Sir Alex Ferguson in the Premier League managers' wage table.

Stone Roses gig brings back happy footie memories for Becks
David Beckham saluted English Rock band 'Stone Roses', a day before their homecoming gig.

England boss Hodgson slams Capello's 'Scottish' jibe on Rooney as 'cheap'
England manager Roy Hodgson has defended striker Wayne Rooney, and described Fabio Capello's taunt against the Manchester United talisman as cheap.

Capello says Rooney only understands Scottish as he just performs under Ferguson
Former England manager Fabio Capello has given a scornful verdict on striker Wayne Rooney's performance for the Three Lions during the Euro Cup, claiming that the Manchester United talisman only understands Scottish as just performs for his club under his Scot manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Japanese midfielder Kagawa completes move to United
Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa has completed his move to English Premier League side Manchester United after passing a medical earlier on Friday.

'Swayed' Kagawa says boss Ferguson main reason behind decision to join Man U
Manchester United new signing Shinji Kagawa has said boss Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the main reasons, which convinced him to sign for the 19-time English Premier League champions.

French superstar Benzema claims Fergie trying to lure him to Man U since 4 years
French star striker Karim Benzema has said that Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has spent the last four years trying to lure him to join his club.

Man U agrees to œ16m deal with Dortmund hotshot Robert Lewandowski
Manchester United has agreed to a 16 million pound deal to sign Borussia Dortmund star Robert Lewandowski and will complete the deal after Euro 2012.

Man U signs four year œ26m deal with Tottenham's Modric
Tottemham Spur's Luka Modric is set to join Manchester United in four year deal of 26 million pounds.

Man U's Welbeck thanks Fergie for dream of playing in Euros come true
Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck has thanked manager Sir Alex Ferguson for being able join the England Euro squad, he after admitted his fear of his dream being wrecked.

ESPN STAR Sports Searches for Asia’s Ultimate Football Manager
-- Asia’s leading fantasy football game kicks off new BPL Season with US$25,000 in cash prizes -- Participants get to play against ESPN STAR Sports’ football experts and presenters ESPN STAR Sports kicks off the 2012/13 Barclays Premier League season in search of Asia’s ultimate ESPNSTAR

World celebrates International Mandela Day as Nelson turns 94 today
Anti-Apartheid icon Nelson Mandela turns 94 today. Birthday wishes pour in from around the world

Beleaguered Kean buoyed by Ferguson's morale-boosting call
Beleaguered Blackburn manager Steve Kean has expressed his delight after receiving numerous text messages of support from many Premier League managers.

Ferguson eyes double joy on New Year's eve
Sir Alex Ferguson will celebrate his 70th birthday on New Year's Eve with a wish to see Manchester United at the top of the English Premier League table.

'Special one' Mourinho says his 'passion is England'
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has expressed his desire to once again manage a top side in the English Premier League.

Funds are available for new signings: Ferguson
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has brushed aside the notion that funds are not available for signing new players during the January transfer period.

Money won't buy City Premier League title: Ferguson
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes that spending heavily can certainly bring you success, but there is no guarantee to winning the Premier League title.

Ferguson and Dalglish lend support to 'under-fire' Kean
The manager of Indian owned English Premier League club Blackburn Rovers, Steve Kean has received the backing of his fellow Scottish managers Sir Alex Ferguson, Kenny Dalglish and David Moyes

WAGS advise Abbey Clancy to get big guard dog
WAGS have urged Peter Crouch's wife Abbey Clancy to buy a big guard dog after burglars broke into her home and stole Christmas presents.

Sir Alex Ferguson defends decision to ban Suarez
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has defended the Football Association's decision to ban Liverpool striker Luis Suarez for making racially abusing Patrice Evra.

Gary Lineker wants Becks boot-kick re-created for ad
Gary Lineker wants Sir Alex Ferguson to re-create his famous boot-kick at David Beckham for an ad.

Wayne Rooney angers Sir Alex Ferguson over 'boot attack' on Becks
Wayne Rooney left Sir Alex Ferguson fuming after he mocked Manchester United manager's infamous boot kick at David Beckham during the club's annual Christmas quiz.

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