LISTENING to Sir Alex Ferguson analyse Manchester United’s comprehensive defeat of Chelsea to march on to the Champions League semi-finals – and inch closer to the dream of another impossible Treble – told you everything you need to know about this incredible human dynamo.
Not only is Sir Alex writing himself into the history books as the greatest football manager the world has ever seen, this unrelenting genious is the ultimate role model for every man woman and child who wants to achieve anything in life.
In the year when Old Trafford’s Red Knight celebrates his 70th birthday, the drive, passion and forsight of the man is incredible. Men half his age can only dream of possessing a fraction of the energy that makes Fergie an unstoppable force.
Even in the euphoria of United’s latest triumph every word and comment was measured with the experience and guile of a man who never stops driving his team forward, his focus already on the challenge ahead in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester rivals City.
“It’s going to be hard to win the Treble and we’re not thinking about that right now,” said Fergie, who wants all his players to focus on the Wembley challenge in four days time. But deep down you know damn well that the challenge of repeating the impossible dream of 1999 is burning bright and the very fuel that drives Manchester United’s manager.
Whether or not United can make a clean sweep of the biggest prizes on offer remains to be seen. But if any man can repeat that feat that man is undoubtedly Sir Alex Ferguson.