Manchester United’s legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed in his new book that his hard-lined disciplinarian approach at the club may have cost his side titles. Ferguson’s hair-dryer treatment to players who failed to pull their weight on the field was famous, as was his no-nonsense approach to enforcing discipline at the club. His disciplanary nature was made famous when he fell out with several stars at the club, including Jaap Stam, Ruud van Nistelrooy and David Beckham among others. Patrice Evra also recently revealed that Ferguson had threatened to sack any and every player he deemed not hungry enough to defend the UEFA Champions League title following the triumph in 2008. Giving an exclusive reading from his upcoming book on management, ‘Leading’, to the official Manchester United Facebook page, Ferguson talks about the importance of discipline and how despite costing the club league titles it was high on his priority list. The clip can be watched below:

Manchester United legend Bryan Robson is in no doubt that Louis van Gaal will bring success again to the English giants due to his Ferguson-like characteristics  Praising the Dutch manager who took charge of Manchester United, guiding them back into the Champion’s League this season, the former Manchester United and England captain said: “Having watched Louis van Gaal, I am absolutely convinced he is the right man to take United forward.” “He is very focused on what he wants and how he wants to go about it. I can see the similarities with Ferguson – the same strong leadership.” “United may not be quite ready to win the title but they must be in the mix. Van Gaal will want nothing less.” 2014-15 season saw Manchester United finish 4th despite spending truckloads of money on new summer recruits. And there is no doubt that the club which won 13 league titles and 2 European Cup under Ferguson, does not see 4th place as a success. What the […]