It has been a quite a week for Sir Alex Ferguson with two impressive wins sandwiching a personal accolade from FIFA for his achievements within the game. As Sepp Blatter pointed out at the Ballon d’Or gala; 25 years at the top level at a club of Manchester United’s stature is a phenomenal achievement and is unlikely to be replicated again within football.
Sir Alex was rightly touched by the award and the personal tributes he received from various footballing personalities, but what about the man himself and who were his heroes within the game? One of them is certainly no stranger to United fans, in fact it is the ‘King of Old Trafford’ himself Denis Law, who scored 237 goals in 404 games at Old Trafford.
Ferguson told Yahoo! Eurosport, “He epitomised to me everything about a Scotsman. He could start a row in an empty house, fight his own shadow, unbelievable courage, electric pace, exciting and dynamic to watch – I always loved Dennis as a player”
Ferguson also mentioned his admiration for Willie Woodburn and Willie Waddell, who he grew up watching play for his boyhood team Glasgow Rangers.
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