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    As long as there are games to play it is not over.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: games 
     
    Football management is such a pressurised thing - horseracing is a release. I'm also learning to play the piano - I'm quite determined - it's another release from the pressure of my job.
    — Alex Ferguson
    The time I have already spent at Harvard has been a stimulating experience, and I look forward to developing my relationship and activities with the students, faculty and friends of the Harvard Business School community.
    — Alex Ferguson
    Ronaldo could play for Millwall, QPR, Doncaster Rovers or anyone and he'd score a hat-trick. I'm not sure Messi could do it. Ronaldo's got two feet, he's quick, he's good in the air and he's brave, though Messi's brave too of course. I just think Messi is a Barcelona player.
    — Alex Ferguson
    I always say prepare to be a coach to anybody who wants to be a coach. At 24 years of age when I left engineering to become full time in football, I made sure that I was never going back to engineering.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: time  age  football  year 
     
    It's great news. The reality of negotiations today is that they take time. But these have always been conducted in a good spirit and we are very pleased with the outcome. We can now look forward to the future.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: time  reality  future  spirit 
     
    I bet him he wouldn't get 15 league goals and I'm going to have to change my bet with him. If he gets to 15 I can change it and I am allowed to do that because I'm the manager. I'm going to make it 150 now!
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: goal 
     
    Gianfranco Zola once sent Gary Pallister the wrong way to such an extent that he needed a ticket to get back in.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: wrong 
     
    When an Italian tells me it's pasta on the plate, I check under the sauce to make sure.
    — Alex Ferguson
    The work of a team should always embrace a great player, but the great player must always work.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: work 
     
    They say it was Cesc Fabregas who threw the pizza at me but, to this day, I have no idea who the culprit was.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: ideas 
     
    That lad must have been born offside.
    — Alex Ferguson
    Hard work will always overcome natural talent when natural talent does not work hard enough.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: work  talent 
     
    It was the most emphatic display of selflessness I have seen on a football field. Pounding over every blade of grass, competing if he would rather die of exhaustion than lose, he inspired all around him. I felt such an honor to be associated with such a player.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: die  football  honor 
     
    I always used to say to players at half-time, 'Be patient. The last fifteen minutes throw the kitchen sink at them. It's worth a gamble'. You are going to lose the game anyway. There is nothing better than when you get to that last fifteen minutes and you actually win the game late on. The fans are going out of the gates I gave it a try and it worked.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: games  worth 
     
    There is no evidence that changing your managers repeatedly leads to success, but there is evidence at Manchester United, I was managing there for 26 years I won 38 trophies.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: success  year 
     
    If I have my health I can carry on. There will be a point when I do quit but I have absolutely no idea when that is.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: health  ideas 
     
    I can't believe it. I can't believe it. Football. Bloody hell.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: believe  hell  football 
     
    If you're going to be a footballer, be a great one.If you're going to have a dream, dream big.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: dreams 
     
    I've never played for a draw in my life.
    — Alex Ferguson
    Only true champions come out and show their worth after defeat- and I expect us to do that.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: true  worth 
     
    Players know that they can trust me which is really important. They know that I had the ability to adapt to change, and they have seen that many times over the years. I think these are important parts of being in control of footballers.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: time  trust  control  year 
     
    Attack wins you games, defence wins you titles.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: games 
     
    The philosophy of a lot of European teams, even in home matches, is not to give a goal away.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: philosophy  goal 
     
    I tell the players that the bus is moving. This club has to progress. And the bus wouldn't wait for them. I tell them to get on board.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: progress 
     
    Pippo Inzaghi was born in an offside position.
    — Alex Ferguson
    He has an awareness of what's happening around him on the edge of the box which is better than most players. As a kid he always had a knack of arriving in the penalty area just at the right time, but he's proving just as effective from outside the box because he's using his experience in the right way. It doesn't matter who I am thinking about bringing into my midfield, Paul Scholes will be included, as he would in any side in the world.
    — Alex Ferguson
    You start with what you believe in. I believe in building a football club rather than building a football team.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: believe  football 
     
    I do believe in fate.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: fate  believe 
     
    Sometimes in football you have to hold your hand up and say, yeah, they're better than us.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: football 
     
    Well, football is a hard game; there's no denying it. It's a game that can bring out the worst in you, at times.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: time  games  football 
     
    Evolution happens. There's no football team in the world that has stayed together for time ever more.
    — Alex Ferguson
    I feel sympathy for the working class lad. I've always championed about ticket prices and try to equate that to people's salaries.
    — Alex Ferguson
    Sometimes you're not sure about a player. Sometimes you doubt. Sometimes you have to guess. Sometimes you just know.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: doubt 
     
    Football management is such a pressurized thing - horse racing is a release. I'm also learning to play the piano - I'm quite determined - it's another release from the pressure of my job.
    — Alex Ferguson
    Keeping players happy is not easy and I think anyone with a big squad will tell you that.
    — Alex Ferguson
    If you were in a game of football always think you need maybe eight to win the game. Three can on an off day or semi off day but you always hard. And the players recognize that and they'll do that extra to make sure they get winning. The essence of the team is to understand and trust each other and to trust me.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: trust  winning  games  football 
     
    Distinguish between power and control, delegate, be decisive - and always remember people's first names.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: power  control 
     
    Go make your mistakes in the first team. You'll learn more in a month in the first team than you will in two years in the reserves.
    — Alex Ferguson
    tags: mistakes  learn  year 
     
    If we can play like that every week well get some level of consistency.
    — Alex Ferguson
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