Rob Swire: Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson was great to work with

Rob Swire: Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson was great to work with

Former Manchester United physiotherapist Rob Swire has insisted that club legend Sir Alex Ferguson was a great person to work with.

The Scotsman was often viewed by the press as a difficult man to work with considering his numerous run ins with the media.

Sir Alex never shied away from banning certain reporters from his press conferences and this often rubbed the media the wrong way.

He was then given the image of being difficult to work with despite his numerous trophies and former players and staff who defended him.

Although Ferguson has been retired for several years now, a former staff member in Swire has come in his defence once more.

According to Manchester Evening News, Rob said: “Sir Alex was great to work with all the way through. He had this reputation for being a bit of an ogre from the press because he did not always get on with press but behind the scenes he was very, very supportive with the staff. He was very good with me and did not try to intefere.

“You might think that is standard but people like managers feel they can offer advice to everyone about everything and he just let you do your job – whatever it was.”

Manchester United could certainly do with Sir Alex Ferguson in the dugout once more despite Jose Mourinho decent effort so far.

The Portuguese manager has won the Europa League and Carabao Cup in his first season in charge and looks set to finish 2nd in the league this season as well as potentially winning the FA Cup.

However, fans can only imagine what kind of damage Sir Alex would do with the current United squad at his talented disposal.

The legendary manager would certainly walk away with the title with ease if he was in charge of the likes of Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, David de Gea and Alexis Sanchez.

However, supporters will simply have to make do with Ferguson’s ambassadorial and board director role and allow Mourinho to do his job.

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