Sir Alex Ferguson arrived in the Spanish capital ahead of Manchester United’s Champions League round of 16 first leg against Atletico Madrid as he continues to follow his beloved club wherever they go
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Sir Alex Ferguson humorously said he would settle for 5-0 Manchester United won the Wanda Metropolitano when he was booked on the spot by a fan.
Ferguson took a moment to speak to fans as he prepared to leave the hotel with former captain Bryan Robson.
And he seemed pretty optimistic that the Reds would be up against Diego Simeone’s men as he joked that the visitors could get past the five-time defending La Liga champions.
Asked if he was optimistic that manager Ralf Rangnick’s side would win and lead Manchester in the second leg, he said: “Yes, I hope so.
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The fan then added: “What’s your prediction? 2-0, 3-0?”
Ferguson quickly replied with a smile: “I’ll settle for five.”
The fan concluded: “Thanks Sir Alex, see you later,” as Ferguson and Robson drove off.
United are heading into the European clash after a Impressive 4-2 victory over Leeds United at Elland Road, but there was some turmoil behind the scenes with reports Cristiano Ronaldo maybe replace Harry Maguire as captain.
Ferguson knows a thing or two about picking a United captainwith his five picks raised Premier League title during his legendary reign.
When asked to choose his greatest captain, he came up with ‘Captain Marvel’ as Robson.
Speaking at the 2021 Q&A for a film about the former England international, Scot explained what put Robbo above the rest.
“The players love him,” he began. “They responded to him and he is nonetheless the longest serving captain of my time.
“It’s hard for a captain because sometimes he has to tell the truth to the players, you know? The words of encouragement he gave them can sometimes be quite volatile and he was, but the players fell in love with him.
“They appreciate the time he takes on them and another thing, he is the only captain I know who can make decisions on the pitch. He doesn’t need to look at me.
“He would do it and it was unusual. It was very unusual, in fact, because he had the balls to do it. “
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