Fergie at 70: Famous quotes from Manchester United boss
Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates his 70th birthday this weekend, and still reigns supreme as Manchester United boss.
The Scot has provided a host of memorable quotes in various interviews over the years and here, Sportsmail recalls some of the best soundbites.
“I can”t believe it. I can”t believe it. Football. Bloody hell.”
After winning the Champions League final against Bayern Munich on May 26, 1999.
“It”s getting tickly now – squeaky-bum time, I call it.”
During the climax to the 2002-03 title race between Arsenal and United.
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“They say he”s an intelligent man, right Speaks five languages. I”ve got a 15-year-old boy from the Ivory Coast who speaks five languages!” – On Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, 1996.
“He could start a row in an empty house.” – On Dennis Wise.
“He was certainly full of it, calling me “Boss” and “Big Man” when we had our post-match drink after the first leg. But it would help if his greetings were accompanied by a decent glass of wine. What he gave me was paint-stripper.” – On Jose Mourinho.
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“It was a freakish incident. If I tried it 100 or a million times it couldn”t happen again. If I could I would have carried on playing!”
Explaining how he kicked a boot in the United dressing room that hit David Beckham in the face.
“When an Italian tells me it”s pasta on the plate, I check under the sauce to make sure. They are the inventors of the smokescreen.”
Before playing Inter Milan in the Champions League quarter-final, 1999.
“My greatest challenge is not what”s happening at the moment, my greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their ******* perch. And you can print that.”
On Alan Hansen questioning his future in 2002.
Talking a good game: Ferguson has entertained throughout the years with some unforgettable quotes