The Scot was a serial trophy winner at Old Trafford, winning 38 major honours – including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and two Champions League titles – in 26 years in charge.
He is considered by many to be the greatest manager in football history, knighted by the Queen and with his name on a stand at the Theatre of Dreams.
But you can’t be good at everything, as Alex McLeish revealed to talkSPORT on Friday!
McLeish, who played under Ferguson during his successful eight-year spell as manager of Aberdeen, regaled the Sports Breakfast with a brilliant tale about when his boss took the team to play cricket – and made up a new rule…
McLeish said: “He took us to play cricket, we were kitted out in whites and of course the two guys with the biggest egos at the club had to be the opening batsmen – Willie Miller, the captain, and Sir Alex.
“The first three or four bowls Sir Alex popped them away and says, ‘I’m like Geoffrey boycott here, I’m going to be here for a long, long time’.
“And then he got clean bowled, but he didn’t walk!
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“One of the players who is right into his cricket, Stuart Kennedy, said, ‘boss, why are you not walking? There’s a wicket over there, a wicket there, a wicket there, a bail over there – why are you not walking?
“And Sir Alex replied: ‘You cannae be out in the first over!’”
As Laura Woods quite rightly says: “You’re not going to argue with that, are you?”