Ferguson says he 'was never afraid' of tough decisions as United boss

EXCLUSIVE: Sir Alex Ferguson fears he is ‘not in control’ of his health after suffering a brain haemorrhage three years ago and admits he was ‘never afraid’ of the tough decisions as Man United manager in clip from new film focusing on his legendary career

  • Sir Alex Ferguson has conceded he is ‘not in control’ of his health in new film
  • In the exclusive footage, Ferguson compares his health to his managerial career
  • He says he ‘was never afraid’ of making tough decisions or being in control
  • The legendary Man United boss suffered a brain haemorrhage three years ago 

Sir Alex Ferguson has conceded he is ‘not in control’ of his health after suffering a brain haemorrhage three years ago in a new clip from the upcoming documentary about the legendary Scot’s life. 

The film – titled: Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In – focuses on the Scot’s illustrious managerial career and his time at Manchester United, in which he won 38 trophies with the Red Devils.

It is due to be released in cinemas from May 27 and tickets are now on sale. 

Sir Alex Ferguson has conceded he is ‘not in control’ of his health in an exclusive clip from the upcoming film about his life

In the exclusive clip, Ferguson says he ‘was never afraid’ of tough decisions or being in control

But in an exclusive clip, Ferguson discusses how he feels out of control with regards to his health – which is a stark contrast to how he managed during his career.

Ferguson insists he was ‘never afraid of having to make difficult decisions’ and relished being ‘in control of the situation’ during his 26 years in charge at Old Trafford.

Alongside footage of Ferguson giving a young United team a tactical briefing, Roy Keane walking off the pitch and him going up against Arsene Wenger, Ferguson says: ‘Regarding my health, I’m not actually in control.

‘In the football world, and at United, I’m in control of the situation.

‘It’s vital because a player cannot do it himself. A player is only part of the team.

‘The manager is in control of that. He’s in control of all that destiny. Dealing with the press, the referees, the rivals. I’ve got to make decisions that are correct. 

‘You have to make really difficult decisions. I’m telling you, I was never afraid of that. I never looked back.’

Ferguson discusses how he dealt with characters in the dressing room, his rivals and referees

It also shows him giving his United team – including Phil Neville and Ryan Giggs – a team talk

Football fans are anticipating the release of the film that promises to give a unique insight into one of the sport’s most famous names.

One of the more unnerving parts will be the terrifying moment Ferguson’s son called 999 after he collapsed with a brain haemorrhage. It was one of the first clips to be made public ahead of its release.

The trailer for the film begins with a recording of the United legend’s son, Jason, calling emergency services on Saturday 5 May, 2018 after Ferguson suffered a brain haemorrhage at his home.

Asked what he recalls of that day, the 79-year-old says: ‘I was crying, you know, because I don’t remember a thing’.  

The film reveals that Ferguson feared memory-related consequences of his collapse and includes details about his working-class background in Glasgow to his playing career and illustrious managerial spells at Aberdeen and Manchester United.

The most successful manager in the history of the British game, Ferguson’s trophy haul at Old Trafford included 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League crowns, five FA Cups and four League Cups.

Ferguson feared loss of memory after his collapse, inspiring the making of the documentary

United legends Ryan Giggs (L) and Eric Cantona (R) contributed to film on their former boss

Ferguson famously won the Treble of Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in 1999, the year in which he was knighted.

Ferguson details a turbulent point in his relationship with his father and how he went ‘off the rails’, with football being his ‘saviour’. 

The Scot also opens up on his marriage of over 55 years to Cathy, who ‘supported me 100 per cent’ in the midst of his difficult start to life as United manager. 

More than 550 hours’ worth of material was gathered for the film, directed by Jason, with contributions from a number of stars that Ferguson developed while in the hot seat at United. 

The film, which will be released in cinemas from May 27 and Amazon Prime on May 29 features exclusive and previously unseen archive footage of Ferguson. 

It also includes moving testimonies from his wife Cathy and three sons Mark, Darren and Jason, as well as a host of United legends. 

Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In is in UK cinemas from 27 May, tickets are on sale now HERE.

Also available on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Ireland from 29 May and available to rent and own internationally from 31 May.

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