To mark the unveiling of Sir Alex Ferguson's statue on Friday, outside the stand named after him at Old Trafford, MUTV spoke to a host of current and ex-players, fellow managers and even a former Prime Minister about the boss...
"I think the manager has been so successful because he’s passionate about Manchester United and he’s a born winner. He knows how to win games, how to handle pressure and how to look after his team and his players. He was like a father figure to me. I moved up from London to Manchester and he always said to me ‘if you’ve got any worries, come and knock on my door – it’s always open.’ I was scared to go and knock on his door because of who he is but he always made me feel as if I was part of a family at Manchester United."
- David Beckham
"I’ve known Alex quite a long time now and he’s a great guy to be with and has always been a huge supporter and friend to me. He’s one of these people that has a strength of character that immediately marks him out as a leader of people. He’s a great competitor but he’s also got huge integrity, to himself and to what he believes in. Alex is a great coach, but he is also a great leader, a great character, and, above all, for those of us who are supporters and friends of his, a great human being."
- Tony Blair, former Prime Minister
"Sir Alex Ferguson will probably go down as the greatest manager ever. He’s very driven – he always has been. He does have other hobbies but his main purpose in life is football and winning football