At the age of 70 years young Sir Alex Ferguson doesn’t look like he’s going to retire any day soon. The question must be; what keeps one of the game’s best ever managers going?
I doubt very much it’s money. The Scotsman has invested wisely and could have walked away from the game ten years ago.
What he has in abundance is a desire to win and even when he does finally call it a day I don’t think he’ll ever lose that.
A couple of seasons ago I think he was seriously thinking of giving up but along came a new challenger to test him and his team; Manchester City.
In seasons past it’s been Arsenal and Chelsea but now the neighbours are holding the title and don’t look as if they want to give it back.
Manchester United had an eight point lead pegged back last season and on the last day of the season the title went to the blue side of the city.
I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall in the dressing room once the results were known; I dare say a few expletives were said.
But when you have the experience of Sir Alex you don’t panic; you try harder. The signing of Robin Van Persie shows the red devils mean business; the two highest scorers in the Premiership last season teaming up together must scare even the best defenders in the world.
But it’s yet to be seen if Rooney and RVP will work but with Danny Welbeck pushing for a place as well as Hernandez, his attacking options aren’t too bad to say the very least.
I can see Sir Alex going on for at least another four or five years; the reason I say that is I can’t see him stepping down while the blue half of the city is so strong.
The Premier League is the best league in the world and Sir Alex can take some credit for that; whether or not he’ll get the title this year remains to be seen. But with his desire to win don’t be surprised if they run away with it!
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