The Day I Met Sir Alex Ferguson

Excited Sir Alex

Excited Sir Alex

Just so you know, David Moyes has just signed a 6 year Deal as Manchester United New manager beginning from July.

Personally i think he’s a great guy with great quality even though he has never won a trophy in his Life and career. I wish him the very best. Let’s be clear, I am not a sports journalist or anything like that. But I watch soccer whenever I have the time to. Especially Manchester united games.

Robert kiyosaki puts it best “know a little about everything.” I’m definitely going with him here.

The day I met sir alex ferguson in person will easily pass as one of my memorable days. Ever. It was a very important day to me, I must say. It meant the whole world to me. Before I let the ‘cat out of the bag’ ( forgive me for using that cliche) let me say this –

I have been a huge supporter of Manchester United for a couple of years.(arguably the best club of this generation). Don’t argue, please. Thanks.

The respect I have for the (former) coach Sir Alex Ferguson is Unexplainable. Really.

Possibly Deeper than the Love between President Goodluck jonathan and Dame Patience Jonathan. Not even Jay Z and Beyonce’s love could beat it. Every thing about him is just awesome.

From his Legendary Temper to his marathon Gum Chewing. To the look on his face any time he loses a a game – to the super flow of excitement coupled with the amazing jumping and celebration skill he exhibits each time he won a trophy. He’s just phenomenal.

Tears rolled down my eyes the minute I read about his retirement on twitter. The kind of of tears on the eyes of an IGBO man who just lost his container from CHINA to the High Sea. (I think I over exaggerated that a bit)

It was as if my footballing career (as a spectator obviously) just ended.

I cried because I couldn’t believe it.

I cried because I never imagined him retiring.

I cried because a Legend just retired.

I cried because Fans, friends and foes all over the world would miss him. From die hard fans who watch almost all the games in Manchester to ‘Die harder’ Fans who watch ALL the games including pre-season games from public viewing centres scattered all over Nigeria and the Rest of africa – Screaming, Fighting, Arguing, and almost committing suicide(literally) when the usual Power Outage strikes during a Live game. The list goes on and on.

I’m sure Every soccer lover would miss him.

Back to the Day I met him. After Congratulating him, he was just about saying something very important to me and my career, then the unimaginable happened. I woke up.

I cried twice that day because I never bargained my first chance of meeting him would be in a dream. No way. But it happened. That was the night we beat Chelsea in the Champions League Final.

Ok. Enough of my story.

You should also know that :

Sir Alexander Chapman “Alex” Ferguson, CBE (born 31 December 1941) has managed Manchester United since 1986.
His time at the club has led him to become one of the most admired and respected managers in the history of the game!

He is the longest serving manager of Manchester United, overtaking Sir Matt Busby’s record on 19 December 2010, and the longest serving of all current League managers. He has won many awards and holds many records including winning Manager of the Year most times in British football history. In 2008, he became the third British manager to win the European Cup on more than one occasion.

During his 26 years at the club, he won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, and the UEFA Champions League twice!

Michael Owen had this to say (BBC) – “He is arguably the greatest manager to have ever lived and to say I played under him for three years is a proud thing to say.”


Sir Bobby Charlton paid tribute to the “fantastic” and “sensational” Sir Alex Ferguson this way (BBC) –

“He is such a fantastic manager. Everything he has done has been fantastic, He is a sensational person in every form and I am really delighted for him. I am a director but I hardly do anything because we are winning all the time and it is all down to Sir Alex Ferguson.”

In Portugal, Lisbon newspaper Record described the announcement as ”the day Ferguson got tired of winning”.

Miguel Serrano, football journalist in spain, says “it’s like Messi retiring”. Lol

Well, he says it’s”right time” to go.

His Last game is against West Brom on 19 May. He will become Man Utd director & ambassador.

Even though I still can’t deny my worry about David Moyes and his trophy drought. I do know he’s got quality. I can imagine how emotional it will be for him winning a trophy with one of the ‘Best clubs in the world’ 🙂

Sir Alex and David Moyes

Sir Alex and David Moyes

Have your say on Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to retire at the end of the season and David Moyes as the New Coach. Drop your thoughts in the comment box below.


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8 thoughts on “The Day I Met Sir Alex Ferguson

  1. Alex Ferguson was an incredible man and football manager. His sheer belief and determination to be the best is an inspiration to everyone.

    One of my favorite quotes from Sir Alex was when he went two seasons without winning anything and somebody asked him if he should just quit and he replied: ‘The thing about quitting is it becomes a habit.’

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    1. Very true, JD. Sir Alex was simply phenomenal. He has become an inspiration to the entire world of football.
      Powerful quote from him there.

      I’m reminded of his famous quote on defeat when he said “Sometimes in football you have to hold your hand up and say, yeah, they’re better than us.”

      Thanks for reading sharing your thought.

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