50 Sir Alex Ferguson Quotes, The Most Successful Manchester United Manager

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[After winning Champions League in 1999] Football… bloody hell.

[Half time team talk in 1999 Champions League Final] At the end of this game, the European Cup will be only six feet away from you, and you’ll not even able to touch it if we lose. And for many of you, that will be the closest you will ever get. Don’t you dare come back in here without giving your all.

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Inspirational Quotes from former Manchester United Manager

[Talking about Gary Neville] If he was an inch taller he’d be the best centre half in Britain. His father is 6ft 2in – I’d check the milkman.

The work of a team should always embrace a great player but the great player must always work.

You can’t applaud a referee.

[Talking about Arsene Wenger] They say he’s an intelligent man, right? Speaks five languages! I’ve got a 15-year-old boy from the Ivory Coast who speaks five languages!

[Talking about Giggs] I remember the first time I saw him. He was 13 and just floated over the ground like a cocker spaniel chasing a piece of silver paper in the wind.

It’s getting tickly now – squeaky-bum time, I call it.

[About that boot kick into Beckham’s face] It was a freakish incident. If I tried it 100 or a million times it couldn’t happen again. If I could I would have carried on playing!

[Talking about Arsene Wenger] He’s a novice – he should keep his opinions to Japanese football.

[Talking about Filippo Inzaghi] That lad must have been born offside.

My greatest challenge is not what’s happening at the moment, my greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their f*****g perch. And you can print that.

When an Italian says it’s pasta I check under the sauce to make sure. They are innovators of the smokescreen.

[After Barcelona defeat Manchester United in 2009 Champions League Final] The credit to them, the better team won and there’s nothing we can do about that now.

At the last minute, from what I can gather, either Emmanuel Adebayor or his agent phoned us after they had agreed a deal with City and then did the same with Chelsea. He was desperate to get to either Chelsea or us.

[Talking about Manchester City] All they can talk about is Manchester United.

I’ve never played for a draw in my life.

Jose (Mourinho) understands winning and losing are twins in a way. When you win you don’t gloat and when you lose you don’t go bananas.

If Chelsea drop points, the cat’s out in the open. And you know what cats are like – sometimes they don’t come home.

[When Peter Schmeichel going up for the corner in 1999 Champions League Final] Can you f***ing believe him!?

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.

I’m going to tell you the story about the geese which fly 5,000 miles from Canada to France. They fly in V-formation but the second ones don’t fly. They’re the subs for the first ones. And then the second ones take over – so it’s teamwork.

I don’t like losing but I’ve mellowed. I maybe have a short fuse but it goes away quicker now.

You must be joking. Do I look as if I’m a masochist ready to cut myself? How does relegation sound instead?

[About Wayne Rooney] Sometimes you look in a field and you see a cow and you think it’s a better cow than the one you’ve got in the field.

As with every young player, he’s only 18.

[To Paul Ince] You’re a fu****g bottler, Incey. You cannae handle the stage, can you?

[About Ryan Giggs] Whether dribbling or sprinting, Ryan can leave the best defenders with twisted blood.

I do believe in fate.

[After losing to Arsenal in 2006] Only true champions come out and show their worth after defeat- and I expect us to do that.

[About Sir Matt Busby] I’m privileged to have followed Sir Matt because all you have to do is to try and maintain the standards that he set so many years ago.

[About Rafael Benitez] I think he was an angry man. He must have been disturbed for some reason. I think you have got to cut through the venom of it and hopefully he’ll reflect and understand what he said was absolutely ridiculous.

[About his ‘hairdryer’ treatment] Myths grow all the time. If I was to listen to the number of times I’ve thrown teacups then we’ve gone through some crockery in this place. It’s completely exaggerated, but I don’t like people arguing back with me.

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.

[About Roy Keane] 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 honour to be associated with such a player.

There has been a lot of expectation on Manchester City and with the spending they have done they have to win something. Sometimes you have a noisy neighbour and have to live with it. You can’t do anything about them…

Leadership Quotes from former Manchester United Manager
Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson

To not apologise for the behaviour of the players to another manager is unthinkable. It’s a disgrace, but I don’t expect Wenger to ever apologise…he’s that type of person.

David Beckham is Britain’s finest striker of a football not because of God-given talent but because he practises with a relentless application that the vast majority of less gifted players wouldn’t contemplate.

[After losing to Tottenham at home] They gave us four minutes [injury time], that’s an insult to the game. It denies you a proper chance to win a football match. There were six substitutions, the trainer came on, so that’s four minutes right away and the goalkeeper must have wasted about two or three minutes and they took their time at every goal kick. That’s obvious to everyone today and it’s a flaw in the game that the referee is responsible for time keeping. It’s ridiculous that it’s 2012 and the referee still has control of that.

[About Dennis Wise] He could start a row in an empty house.

[About Sam Allardyce] He’ll be getting a hug and a kiss from me – maybe even two!

[1st Impressions of Jose Mourinho] He was certainly full of it, calling me “Boss” and “Big Man” when we had our post-match drink after the first leg. But it would help if his greetings were accompanied by a decent glass of wine. What he gave me was paint-stripper.

[About referee Alan Wiley] The pace of the game demanded a referee who was fit. It is an indictment of our game. You see referees abroad who are as fit as butcher’s dogs. We have some who are fit. He wasn’t fit. He was taking 30 seconds to book a player. He was needing a rest. It was ridiculous.

[After signing Wayne Rooney] Wayne is truly blessed. He doesn’t just have ability, he has a fire inside him.

[About Paul Ince] I used to have a saying that when a player is at his peak, he feels as though he can climb Everest in his slippers. That’s what he was like.

[After arguing with Peter Schmeichel] He was towering over me and the other players were almost covering their eyes. I’m looking up and thinking ‘if he does hit me, I’m dead’.

If ever there was one player, anywhere in the world, that was made for Manchester United, it was Cantona. He swaggered in, stuck his chest out, raised his head and surveyed everything as though he were asking: ‘I’m Cantona. How big are you? Are you big enough for me?

Pardew has come out and criticised me. He is the worst at haranguing referees. He shoves them and makes a joke of it. How he can criticise me is unbelievable. He forgets the help I gave him, by the way. The press have had a field day. The only person they have not spoken to is Barack Obama because he is busy. It is unfortunate but I am the manager of the most famous club in the world. Not Newcastle, a wee club in the North-East. I was demonstrative. I am always demonstrative. Everyone knows that. I am an emotional guy but I was not abusive.

[About Cristiano Ronaldo] 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!

Quotes from The Most Successful Manchester United Manager
The Most Successful Manchester United Manager

All my staff stood by me, the players stood by me, you stood by me, and your job now is to stand by our new manager. That’s important. My retirement doesn’t mean the end of my time at the club. I’ll now be able to enjoy watching them, rather than suffering with them. But, if you think about it, the last-minute goals, the comebacks, even the defeats, are all part of this great football club of ours. It’s been an unbelievable experience for all of us, so thank-you for that. I want to say thank-you to Manchester United. Not just the directors, coaching staff, medical staff, the players, the fans, but to all of you – you have been the most fantastic experience of my life. I’ve been very fortunate. I have been able to manage some of the greatest players in the country, let alone Manchester United. All the players here today have represented this club the proper way. They won the championship in a fantastic fashion, so well done to the players. To the players, I wish them every success in the future. You all know how good you are, you know the jersey you are wearing, you know what it means to everyone here and don’t ever let yourselves down.

30 Interesting Quotes from Lionel Messi

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Lionel Messi’s Childhood Quotes

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messi quotes about his childhood time

 

I used to serve tea at a shop to support my football training

When i was a young boy in Argentina, i played futsal in the street and in a club. It was great fun and helped me to become the player i am today

When i was a kid, my friends called me to go out. But i stayed home because i had to train the next day

i know that if i train hard and eat well, i will win the Balon d’Or

Lionel Messi’s Quotes on Achieving Dreams

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messi quotes about dream and determintaiton

You have to fight to reach your dream, you have to sacrifice and work hard for it

I always thought i wanted to play professionally, and i always knew that to do that i’d have to make a lot of sacrifices. I made sacrifices by leaving Argentina, leaving my family to start a new life. I changed my friends, my people. Everything. But everything i did, i did for football, to achieve my dream

I start early and i stay late. Day after day, Year after year. It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success

Every year i try to grow as a player and not get stuck in a rut. I try to improve my game in every possible ways. But the trait is not something i’ve worked on, it’s part of me

My ambition it to get better and better

Lionel Messi’s Quotes on Playing Football

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messi quotes about his passion to play football

What i do is play soccer, which is what i like

Money is not motivating factor. Money doesn’t thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I’m just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game i love. If i wasn’t paid to be professional footballer i would willingly play for nothing

I don’t need the best hairstyle or the best body. Just give me a ball and i’ll show you what i can do

There is no doubt. It’s certain that i’ll be 100 percent

I always remember that English club are physical and tough. And they play strong to win the game. But afterwards, they shake hands and they are fair

In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigor and precision

If football have taught me something, it is that you can overcome anything if, and only if, you love something enough

The best decision aren’t made with your mind, but with your instinct

We are team. One person struggles, we are struggles. One person triumphs, we all triumphs

Lionel Messi’s Quotes on Winning Titles

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messi quotes about desire to win title

Something deep in my character allows me to take the hits, and gets on with trying to win

Goals are only important if they win games

I’d give up all my records to win the world cup. to make the people of my country happy

I am competitive. You can see it in me when we’ve lost. I’m in a bad way. I don’t like to talk to anyone

Being named among the best at something is special and beautiful. But if there are no titles, nothing is won

After the difficult year, we want to win the league and dedicate it to Tito. I’m sure he would have liked that.

When the year starts in objective is to win it all with the team, personal records are secondary

Lionel Messi’s Quotes on Other Superstar

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messi quotes about people comparing himself with other superstar

 

Diego is diego, and for me he is the greatest player of all time. Even after a million years, i am not even going to get close to Maradona. I have no intention comparing myself with Maradona. I want to make my own history for something i have achieved

I don’t consider myself the greatest player in Barcelona’s history. Because i know it’s Ronaldinho. I still remember that he was the one who assisted my first ever Barcelona’s goal. He wasn’t simply passing the ball. He was passing the torch to me

I don’t know if Cristiano Ronaldo is at his peak but he’s always there scoring goals in every game and contributing to his team and his nation side. He’s been doing that for many years and it doesn’t make much difference wether he’s on top form or a bit

Lionel Messi’s Quotes on Purpose of Life

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messi quotes about life

 

I prefer to win titles with the team ahead of individual awards or scoring more goals than anyone else. I’m more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world. When all this is over, what are you left with? When i retire, i hope i am remembered for being a decent guy

There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a happy and smiling child. I always help in any way i can even if it’s just by signing autograph. A child’s smile is worth more than all the money in the world

 

69 Quotes About Lionel Messi, from Great Player to Alien

Quotes on Lionel Messi, Level Great Player

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Qoutes about Lionel Messi, the great player

 

The most wonderful, stupendously magnificent player in the history of the game, and he’s only getting better. -Ray Hudson-

Messi the merciless! He doesn’t just murder his defender, he Hannibal Lecter’s him! -Ray Hudson-

I don’t worry about Messi losing the scent of goals, because he’ll always have that. -Tata Martino-

During a one-on-one I said to myself ‘I’m going to see if I can stop him.’ It was humiliating — he always came out on top. -Carles Puyol-

The 5 best dribblers that I’ve ever seen are Messi, Neymar, Dener, Denílson & myself [laughs].  –Robinho-

Messi makes everything look so easy — even the impossible. When you watch him play, it’s as though he’s playing street football. -Raul Gonzales-

I love Messi and the type of player that he is — his posture, his sportsmanship and his understanding of the game. -Pele-

Messi is my favourite, he’s my man. I love everything what Messi stands for. -Earvin Magic Johnson-

Even by his incredible standards, this was special, and left commentators the world over struggling for superlatives to describe it. -CNN-

Messi’s broken a lot of records and hoisted a lot of trophies, and he’s nowhere near done.  -Adidas-

Messi and Maradona are extraordinary players. Leo has won four Champions League trophies — you can’t compare these two greats. -Diego Simeone-

You can’t give him space. You have to close him down, get tight and give him little room — if you don’t he can destroy you. -Frank Lampard-

Even when he has a poor game, he’s generally just about the best player on the pitch, which says a lot. -Gary Lineker-

A master of the ball, great speed and mentally anticipates the movements of defenders. Always one second ahead. -Oscar Tabarez-

He’s in great form and has so much desire to do well in a tournament that is not easy to win. -Javier Mascherano-

One of the greatest to play the game — genius. -Rio Ferdinand-

As well as being teammates on the pitch, we are very good friends off it. -Sergio Aguero-

If I could sign any 3 players for Manchaster United right now, I’d sign Raphael Varane, Andres Iniesta, and Leo Messi. -Andrew Cole-

There is no formula to stop Messi. There is no single recipe, it’s a team effort. -Diego Godin-

He who doesn’t love Messi knows nothing about football or about life. I don’t know what goes on in their heads. -Carlos Tevez-

You look at the best dribblers in the world, Messi and Andres Iniesta. the ball seems to stick to their feet. –Jack Wilshere-

FIFA need to invent a new trophy for Messi if he wins the Ballon d’Or again — Ballon d’Diamant. -Louis Saha-

People talk of Pele, Johan Cruyff, and Maradona…but for me, no one has been as decisive as Leo Messi — he’s the best ever. -Ronald Koeman-

In my opinion Messi is the most important player in history. I’m in love with him, on a footballing level. -Antonio Cassano-

Messi is the king of team sports. You know how much I love basketball, but Messi is on another level. -Sacha Kljestan-

Messi has achieved so many things and has set the bar so high that it is nearly impossible to reach his level for anyone. -Mario Goetze-

He and God knows what can happen. -Thiery Henry-

I have a son who likes Messi, and another who likes Neymar. They won’t know what to wish for! -Gianlugi Buffon-

Messi is the real deal when it comes to No.10. He represents a type of football that transcends borders. Messi is the number one. He has talent, instinct, passion and magic. He is part of football heritage. We’re so lucky that he’s living in our time and that we can enjoy watching him. -Del Piero-

Lots of good players can come up with the goods every now & then. Messi does it every week! -Paul Scholes-

The team that have Messi will always be the favourites. -Jose Mourinho-

Messi is once in a lifetime! -Michael Bradley-

I’m a huge Messi fan, actually we’re the same size. He inspires me a great deal. -Jo Kwang Myong-

In my opinion, you should pray and then commit a foul to stop him! Messi makes the difference more than any other player. -Marco Materazzi-

Marking Messi man-to-man is just impossible. We all have to work well around him. -Massimiliano Allegri-

Unreal! Messi is awesome! -John Layfield-

This guy is an absolute genius, and yes I was there to witness him at work. -Nathaniel Chalobah-

The Copa del Rey final. WOW! The magic of Messi. -David Beckham-

Messi is a fantastic player and can find a solution for his team even when not fully fit. -Carlo Ancelotti-

Messi is an artist who does things that nobody else can do. -Arsene Wenger-

I don’t know how to stop Lionel Messi but we have to try to stop him from doing the things he is capable of. -Ernesto Valverde-

Quotes on Lionel Messi, Level Best of The World

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Qoutes about Lionel Messi, the best player in the world

 

Messi is the best player in the world. He doesn’t have to win every Ballon d’Or to be seen as the best. -Eric Abidal-

The best club player of all time. -Jamie Carragher-

There’s no doubt about it, Messi is the best player in the world. A phenomenon. His humbleness only makes him greater. -Marco Van Basten-

Messi is the best at everything; heading, tackling, defending, dribbling, passing and scoring. -Xavi Hernandez-

We have every respect for Messi, who is one of the best players in the world. -Alvaro Morata-

He has achieved so much, but I’m sure he’ll achieve so much more. Everybody knows he’s one of the greatest ever already. -Andrea Pirlo-

Lionel Messi is the greatest player in the world. -Nelson Valdez-

For me, Messi is the best in the world, for club and country. -Javier Zanetti-

Messi is quite simply the best player in the world. -Jose Pekerman-

The 2015 Ballon d’Or already has an owner, our number 10. He’s the best, he makes the difference. I hope to be on the podium. -Neymar Jr.-

Leo Messi is the best player in the world — he’s God’s gift! -Navas Keylor-

He’s the best player in the world and approaching the point where he is overtaking Maradona in terms of everything he’s achieved. -Pa0lo Maldini-

Messi is the best player I’ve ever seen. -Pablo Aimar-

Quotes on Lionel Messi, Level Alien

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Qoutes about Lionel Messi, extraterrestrial creature that play football

 

I love Messi. Who doesn’t? He’s from another planet — an extraordinary player. -Gabriel Batistuta-

It’s impossible to take the ball off him…impossible to stop him. As many others have said, he’s from another planet. -Angel Di Maria-

Watching Messi is just amazing. He’s on another planet. -Harry Redknapp-

I think Messi is an alien, who is defining an era of football. -Fernando Llorente-

I’m convinced those UFO sightings are really Messi taking off & landing in his ride. He’s an alien. -Jozy Altidore-

Messi is the best ever! Freak of football from another galaxy! -Michael Valkanis-

We’re used to Messi — we enjoy him every day in training. His first goal was from another galaxy. -Luis Enrique-

I had to watch 7 times to tell if it was a camera trick or real. I will say it again; Messi = Alien -Yael Averbuch-

Messi is head and shoulders above anyone I’ve ever seen. He’s an alien. He’s unstoppable! -Carles Puyol-

Quotes on Lionel Messi, Compare to Cristiano Ronaldo

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Qoutes about Lionel Messi, being compared to ronaldo

 

Lionel Messi is very much the team player, while Cristiano Ronaldo is very ego-driven. -Jurgen Klinsmann-

Cristiano wants to be the general on the pitch. Messi, on the other hand, is like a conjurer, a magician. -Sepp Blatter-

Can’t believe some people actually think Cristiano Ronaldo is better. -Joseph Barton-