Sir Alex Ferguson will leave a legacy of so many things at Old Trafford, according to Gary Neville, and his success will not be surpassed by anyone at Manchester United, or in English football, any time soon.
Neville featured for United under Ferguson’s wing for 19 years, and was one of a host of players to stay at the club for his entire career alongside Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.
And the former right-back turned TV pundit believes that Ferguson’s 25-year reign has brought a lot more than just trophies, though that is what he will be fondly remembered for most by fans.
When asked what Neville believed Ferguson’s legacy would be, he told the official United website: “Longevity and success. The type of football he’s played, the young players he’s brought through, so many things. But mainly the success.
“To be honest, Manchester United is the football club and it has to win trophies, has to achieve things and that’s what he’s done.
“He’s lifted more trophies for this club than any other manager in its history and that will be his legacy.”
While Neville was at Old Trafford for nearly two decades, he couldn’t surpass Ferguson’s achievement in remaining at the club for a quarter of a century.
“To be at this club for so long is staggering,” he explained. “You would never believe that it could happen.
“Manchester United had Sir Matt Busby, so to have someone who has replicated his longevity at the club and surpassed his success, you would never believe it could be achieved.
“That’s the magnitude of what Sir Alex Ferguson has done for the club, and more than that: the success, the way he’s played, bringing through young players and the performance levels over that time. Everything has been right.”