MANCHESTER UNITED legend Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Bryan Robson is his greatest captain yet – as he ‘had the ball’ to go against him.
Steve Bruce, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Gary Neville and Nemanja Vidic all led Fergie’s side during their truly glorious years at Old Trafford.
But Robson stands out as the person who most inspires leaders according to one of the most decorated managers of all time.
Speaking during a Q&A to promote his new film about a top-class midfielder, Fergie explained: “He’s easily the best captain I’ve had. I think during his time at United, he was a bridge player. best player”.
“The players love him. They reciprocate 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 be quite volatile at times and he was, but the players fell in love with him.
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“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. In fact, it was very unusual because he had the ball to do it. “
A host of United legends turned up in the city on Thursday night for ‘Robbo: The Bryan Robson Story’ premiere.
And that led to the legendary former manager Ferguson facing current interim manager Michael Carrick.
Ralf Rangnick is set to take charge of the Reds until the end of the season after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked.
But Carrick led United to a victory over Villareal in the Champions League and he was still in a good mood at the HOME Cinema in Manchester on Thursday.
The Legion of Stars was out for a first look at the upcoming documentary about United and England icon Robson.
Their former captain, now 64, spent 13 years at Old Trafford during his epic playing career, winning numerous trophies before leaving to lead Middlesbrough in 1994.
Now, Captain Marvel’s stunning contribution to Fergie’s success will hit screens when the documentary hits Netflix, Amazon Prime and Rakuten on November 29.
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