23
Jan

Drunk Man United fan calls 911 asking to speak to Sir Alex police claim

According to Manchester Police, an audibly upset and intoxicated Manchester United fan called up the Greater Manchester Police’s 999 line shortly after the Red Devils crashed out of the League Cup to Sunderland, asking to talk to none other than former manager Sir Alex Ferguson because “the result is all wrong.”

When told by the operator that this was, in fact, the emergency police line he dialed, the fan insisted he had a crime to report:

"Yeah I’ll report a crime. The crime… is that… Manchester United… Manchester United… were absolutely knackered!"

The GMP later went to Facebook to clarify the purpose of the 999 line and to direct other disillusioned United fans to try reaching the club directly:

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Interestingly, the “emergency” phone call comes just a couple days after some pranksters over at Paddy Power put up an “emergency” Sir Alex wax figure outside of Old Trafford:

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You have to forgive United fans for insisting that Sir Alex has all the solutions to the club’s sudden downfall since retiring. Still, maybe the calls for him to return have gone a bit too far.

H/T Telegraph

22
Oct

Sir Alex Ferguson criticizes former players in book, Roy Keane hits back

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Sir Alex Ferguson released his new autobiography on Tuesday, and Fergie was quick to criticize several of his former star pupils at Manchester United, most notably David Beckham, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney and Roy Keane.

While Beckham was chided for his celebrity status, and van Nistelrooy and Rooney for their unhappiness (you can read more excerpts from Fergie’s book here), Keane was predictably blasted for his temper.

According to Fergie’s book, Keane once “slaughtered” several of United’s senior players in an unreleased interview with the club’s in-house TV station MUTV, which angered Ferguson:

"It was frightening to watch. And I’m from Glasgow," Ferguson says. "He has the most savage tongue you can imagine."

Luckily for us, hours after the book was released Keane was scheduled to join ITV’s Champions League coverage, giving the former midfield hothead a perfect platform to respond to Ferguson’s criticisms.

We’ll let you watch Keane’s full reaction below, but undoubtedly the haymaker of his rant must be when he claims that Ferguson doesn’t know the meaning of the word “loyalty.”

(Video H/T: Pies)

14
Oct

Sir Alex Ferguson gets his own road named after him

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As if getting your own stand and statue at Old Trafford isn’t enough to remind people of your greatness, Sir Alex Ferguson has now also been honored with his very own road.

Dubbed “Sir Alex Ferguson Way,” the road lies adjacent to OT and should help identify the Manchester United coaching legend to those who have been living under a rock for, well, the past quarter of a century.

Before unveiling the sign, Ferguson said:

It’s a privilege and an honor to have a road named after me. You don’t expect these things in life. It encapsulates probably the last 26 years - coming to the great club, the history of it. It’s been an incredible journey for me, ending today for me to unveil this road sign: Sir Alex Ferguson Way.

I’m really proud of that and I’m proud of everyone who has been associated with the club.

I’d like to thank Manchester United for inviting me down here, 26 years ago. It was a fantastic elevation in my life and a challenge I accepted. And we are where we are now.

The 71-year-old Scot was also awarded the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Trafford at a formal ceremony on Monday. The Honorary Freedom is the highest honor that the council can bestow, recognizing outstanding contribution to services in the borough. It has only been awarded two other times.

Apparently, winning 38 trophies in 26 years counts as “outstanding contributions.” Tough to argue that.

Sir Alex is the second United legend to have a road named after him, following Sir Matt Busby, one of his coaching predecessors. Sources speculate that, at this point, it is unlikely for current manager David Moyes to also get a road of his own one day.

Instead, Moyes will have just one more thing to remind him how impossible his task is of filling Sir Alex’s ginormous shoes.

H/T The Guardian

9
May

Manchester United fan pays tribute to Ferguson with forearm tattoo

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Sir Alex Ferguson’s resignation from Manchester United has ignited emotions from around the globe. From fans to players, tributes have been pouring in from all across the world and this tattoo might be the most extreme tribute yet.

Whether or not it was a good idea to get this inked onto your body for the rest of your life, there will likely never be another manager worthy of such permanent praise.

The Soccer world reacts:

8
May

Famous Nando’s restaurants to stay open an extra 5 minutes in honor of Sir Alex Ferguson

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Chicken, bloody hell.

"Fergie Time" is a well-known concept in the soccer world, and when the Manchester United legend announced his retirement on Tuesday, tributes came rushing in from across the globe.

To honor Ferguson’s 26-year reign at United, Nando’s, a restaurant chain known for its succulent chicken, will stay open in nine Manchester locations for an additional five minutes, and be dubbed “Nando’s Fergie Time.”

From Nando’s website:

So, after 26 years in charge, Sir Alex Ferguson is finally calling it a day at Manchester United. Now he can spend time enjoying the finer things in life – golf, extended holidays, and helpings of PERi-PERi chicken.

And what better way to celebrate the legend that is Sir Alex, by keeping our Manchester restaurants open for an extra five minutes this evening. We’re calling it #NandosFergieTime.

We’re wondering if the man himself will spot by for a quick bite.