Sir Alex Ferguson is renowned as one of the best football managers of all time who was fiercely competitive.
Former United defender Patrice Evra, who left the Red Devils for Italian champions Juventus in the summer transfer window, has now given an insight into just how much hungry Ferguson was to win tiles and to succeed.
‘I remember when we won the final in Moscow in 2008, coming back in the bus he took the microphone and he said: Congratulations, but anyone who doesn’t want to win the Champions League again next year, I will rip up his contract!’, the 33-year-old told the Champions Magazine. ‘So I thought to myself: We’ve just won the Champions League, he congratulates us for two seconds’.
The 2008 Champions League title was Ferguson’s second as the United manager; he had won it back in 1999 under well-documented dramatic circumstances.
Ferguson would never win Europe’s premier club competition, although he took United to the final in 2009 and 2011.