After the disturbing news about the state of health of Sir Alex Ferguson, messages of support have multiplied.
The news fell early on Saturday night. Sir Alex Ferguson (76), the mythical coach of Manchester United, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. He was admitted to the Manchester Hope Hospital in an emergency and successfully operated but remains in the intensive care unit. A few minutes later, Manchester United gave some news. “Sir Alex Ferguson underwent surgery today for a cerebral hemorrhage. The surgery went very well, but he needs a period of intensive care to facilitate his recovery. His family is asking for confidentiality in this case.”
This announcement must have moved all of England but also the planet football. Ferguson is not just anybody. At the top of its 13 English Championships, 5 FA Cup or 2 Champions Leagues, The Scotsman has built up one of the most significant charts in the history of this sport. Even since his retirement in 2013, he remains a character intensely listened and appreciated in addition to Manche. It is, therefore, unanimous support that has made clubs, coaches or players, whether they have been under the orders of the manager or not.
Named to Manchester United in 1986, Sir Alex Ferguson has passed through the ages and has had an incredible number of successes. A look at some of the highlights of his ERA in MU.
East Stirlingshire, St. Mirren, Aberdeen, Manchester United: this is the summary of the career of Sir Alex Ferguson. It was obviously with Manchester United that the Scottish technician made his mark. In his 27-year reign, he has accumulated several trophies that make him the most successful coach in the world. Foot Mercato has compiled for you the most startling statistics of Sir Alex.
- Sir Alex Ferguson has accumulated 9681 days at the head of Manchester United.
- He won 13 Premier League titles, 10 Community Shields, 5 FA Cups, 4 League Cups, 2 Champions League, 1 cup winner’s Cup, 1 Club World Cup, 1 European Supercup, 1 Intercontinental Cup.
- He made MU the first club to achieve the Double League Cup twice in a row (1995, 1996).
- The final game of the season for Manchester United on West Bromwich Albion’s pitch will be Sir Alex’s 1500th at the head of the Red Devils.
- It wasn’t until 2010 that he became the longest-serving MU coach, beating Matt Busby to 24.
- His percentage of victories at the head of MU, all competitions combined, is 60 %! Since the inception of the Premier League format (1992), it has reached 65% in the league (527 wins in 808 matches, 167 draws and 114 losses).
- The total number of goals scored by Manchester United in its era is 2762!
- Since his appointment in 1986, Real Madrid has had 24 coaches, Chelsea 18 Manchester City 14 and AC Milan 13.
- He has been named ten times coach of the year in England, and once best European coach after the Triple of 1999.
- He went to a sacking game in the 1989-90 season. Saved by an FA Cup victory over Nottingham Forrest, he won the Cup that year, his first major trophy with United.
- He beat twice the amount of the most expensive transfer of British football:£ 2.3 Min 1989 for Gary Pallister,£ 7m in 1995 for Andy Cole.
- He will have played with MU 33 players who were not born when he took up his duties as a coach.