United’s best asset isn’t going anywhere

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Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted that he has no plans to retire, with the manager saying it will be very difficult to find a replacement for himself at Manchester United.

Ferguson has been manager at Old Trafford since 1986, and has won a barrel of English and European trophies with the club.


And now that Manchester United are going into a fourth phase of bright young talent under Ferguson’s watch, the 69-year-old says he has no immediate plans to retire.

"Over the years I've had the question, who do I think could replace me? Now in those years, some of the coaches they were talking about to replace me don't have jobs any more,” Ferguson said.

"So it becomes very difficult because someone who I think has potential may be sacked by his club and disappear.

"I think you would need someone very experienced in the long term. But I have absolutely no idea... first of all, I'm not retiring."

While many other clubs insist on the board having final say on which players to buy, Manchester United gives Ferguson the last word on every transfer.

And the success that United have endured over the last 25 years shows that the club having faith in Ferguson has paid massive dividends.

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