In 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson concluded his illustrious career at Manchester United, securing their last Premier League title. Despite his 26-year tenure and numerous successes, he openly acknowledged managing only four world-class players.
Ferguson, known for his candid assessments, expressed opinions on legendary figures like Steven Gerrard. Despite his desire to sign Gerrard, Ferguson deemed him not a “top, top player” in his autobiography.
Gerrard, a Liverpool icon, achieved significant success, including a historic Champions League win in 2005. Responding to Ferguson’s criticism, Gerrard acknowledged the manager’s right to an opinion, emphasizing his respect for the legendary figure who had once attempted to sign him.