Former Coach Reveals The Four Things Ferguson Demanded At Man Utd
Former Coach Reveals The Four Things Sir Alex Ferguson Demanded At Manchester United
Former Manchester United first team coach Rene Meulensteen has revealed the four things Sir Alex Ferguson always demanded from his players during his time in charge at Old Trafford.
The 56-year-old worked under the Scotsman from 2001, and only left the club after David Moyes' appointment at the beginning of the 2013/14 season.
Meulensteen hos now revealed that Ferguson was very clear with what he wanted from his team, and that he was happy to let the rest of the coaching staff do what they want as long as they kept his four principles at hand.
"The ultimate aim was to win, but Sir Alex wanted to win in a certain style," the Dutch coach told football performance website Training Ground Guru.
"I can remember him bringing me into his office when he'd made me first-team coach. He had a flipchart and said: 'Listen, Ren. I don't need to talk to you about how to run your sessions, you know all that. But I'd like to reiterate what I want to see. Possession is important, but always possession with a purpose. When we attack I want to see pace, power, penetration and unpredictability. These are the four things you must instil in the team in every single training session.'"
Ferguson spent 26 years at Old Trafford, and won, among other pieces of silverware, 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and Two UEFA Champions League titles.
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