Sir Alex Ferguson can certainly answer questions asked by his son Jason about the street name where he was born, the wedding date or the name of Manchester United’s first goal scorer during his tenure. When asked what he remembered on May 5, 2018, people were silent for a long time. “Nothing,” the final answer was one of the greatest coaches in football history, who was dying after a stroke three years ago.
Interview with the former Manchester United manager and his son The Guardian. All of this is part of a promotional documentary, which will be screened in British cinemas on May 27 and will be shown on the Amazon platform two days later. “Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give Up” will tell the story of an outstanding coach from Aberdeen and Manchester United who has won 50 trophies during his coaching career.
The film also contains scenes from three years ago, when the 79-year-old’s life was in balance. “I remember many of the Salford Royal machines and cables he ran. Before the operation, two doctors contacted me. One of the doctors said: “He is 76 years old and has a severe stroke. Prepare for the worst. “Jason Ferguson recalled, adding that the doctor estimated that his father’s chance of survival was 20 years old. Percent.
Although Sir Alex Ferguson survived, at first people still worried that he would lose his memory. After waking up from a coma, he was unable to speak for 10 days. -That was the most terrifying moment. I knew I was alive, but I began to wonder if they were telling me the truth. I am in bed and I am alone. It was scary because no one told me that this might happen-the former Manchester United coach recalled.
The speech therapist helped him recover. -She is great, she comes to me every day. She asked me to list all the family members and players who worked with me. Then she checked whether I still remembered the names of fish and birds. My voice gradually recovered, but the most important thing is that my memory is good. Thanks to the speech therapist, I also started writing. Ferguson recalled that even though I did scribble, I still wrote a letter to my wife.
-He not only wrote to my mother, but also to me, my brother and our children. Jason Ferguson said these are just goodbye letters.
Sir Alex Ferguson recovered from the hard struggle. However, in an interview, he talked about the ban imposed on him by the doctor. -I can’t drink a glass of wine for nine months. It was terrible-Ferguson, who loves wine, laughed.
-When I can do it, I will do my best. I can’t drive for a while either. Even if the ban is lifted, I will not be allowed to drive at night or on highways. Over the past three years, I have encountered many restrictions, but each of them brought me closer to full recovery-he explained.
Sir Alex Ferguson regularly appears in Manchester United games at Old Trafford. He was also seen at the PSG Hotel recently before the UEFA Champions League’s second round semifinal against Manchester City. The Scot has a very good relationship with Paris coach Mauricio Pochettino. When Argentina was still the coach of Tottenham Hotspur, the two met in London.
Sir Alex Ferguson spent a few days in the hospital after a stroke. In September 2018, he returned to Old Trafford and was welcomed with warm applause. The 79-year-old Scot is one of the greatest legends in club history. Some people think he is the best coach in football history. Manchester United took the lead from 1986 to 2013. He led the team to 38 trophies, including 13 wins in the British championship and two Champions League championships. In 1999, he won the club’s first triple crown (Champions, FA Cup and Champions League).