Sir Alex Ferguson: Why I snubbed Rangers for Manchester United

What Sir Alex Ferguson achieved at Manchester United will never be repeated.

The legendary manager spent 26 years at a club he grew to love, moulding United into one of the world’s biggest clubs by delivering trophies by the bucketload.

But Ferguson has recently revealed that there was a time when things could have been very different.

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Ferguson says he was approached by Rangers to succeed legend Willie Waddell.

“I may have been more attracted to the job had Willie Waddell approached me for it,” he told the club’s official website.

“But it wasn’t Willie Waddell, it was John Paton [then Rangers chairman] who spoke to me.

“So I spoke to Scot Symon and he asked if it was Waddell who had made the approach. On finding out it wasn’t, he said he would worry about that as Willie was still running the show.

“That was one of the reasons I felt uneasy about it, so I turned it down.

“I think I did the right thing going to England from Aberdeen.”

Well, it’s hard to argue he made the right call. Just the 13 Premier League titles…

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