• January 28, 2023

Sir Alex Ferguson: Former Man Utd manager feared memory loss

Sir Alex Ferguson ran Manchester United between 1986 and 2013

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said his “greatest fear” was memory-lost suffered a cerebral haemorrhage in 2018.

Ferguson admitted to the release of a new movie, Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In, on May 27th.

In the film, directed by his son Jason, Ferguson tells his life stories on and off the pitch.

It encompasses his active days in Scotland and his trophy-laden management career at Aberdeen and Manchester United.

“Losing my memory was my biggest fear when I suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2018,” said Ferguson, 79.

“In making this film, I was able to review the most important moments in my life, good and bad. My son Jason’s direction in this film ensured an honest and intimate portrayal.”

Ferguson, who left management in 2013, had emergency surgery for a cerebral haemorrhage on May 5, 2018, and spent several days in intensive care at Salford Royal Hospital.

The film, which will be shown in theaters and on Amazon Prime, contains previously unseen archive material as well as testimonies from his wife Cathy and his three sons.

His former players Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs and Gordon Strachan are featured in the film, as is Archie Knox, who worked as its assistant manager at both Aberdeen and Manchester United.

Ferguson won three titles in the Scottish Premier Division and the European Cup Winners’ Cup with Aberdeen in eight years.

He then became the longest-serving manager in Manchester United history, winning 38 trophies in 26.5 years, including 13 Premier League titles and the Champions League twice.

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