Former English International, David Beckham, has stated that former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson still has a strong hold on him, even years after leaving the Old Trafford.
David Beckham and Alex Ferguson spent eleven years together with the Red Devils winning 12 titles including the prestigious treble in 1999- UEFA Champions League, English Premiership and FA Cup.
The 40 year old Beckham said that SAF strikes fear in the hearts of his former players at the Manchester side, adding that it was his stamp of authority that made him the most successful coach in English history.
Beckham disclosed this at a recent press conference, saying, “The manager (Sir Alex Ferguson) still has that hold over all of us that he always had.”
“I saw him a few weeks ago, and we used to have this thing about not drinking in front of the manager but I was holding a glass of wine and when he came over I found myself hiding the glass behind my back!
“But I think that’s what made him successful. As a youngster you need people to look up to and to inspire you. I left London at a very young age and I needed a father figure. It’s what his reputation is all about, creating that fear but also that respect.”
The former Red Devils captain, Beckham left Manchester United in the summer of 2003 for Real Madrid after an infamous row with Ferguson after the club’s FA Cup defeat to rivals, Arsenal.
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