Alex Ferguson: ‘To speak of a Super League is to depart from 70 years of European football’

Alex Ferguson, coach of the Manchester United For 26 years, he positioned himself against the creation of a European Super League recalling his time in the Aberdeen, with which he defeated the Real Madrid on the Recopa de Europa.

“To speak of a Super League is to depart from 70 years of European football. Being a player for a provincial team like Dunfermline in the 60s and coach of Aberdeen, winning the Cup Winners’ Cup for a small Scottish club was like climbing Everest”, Ferguson told Reuters.

Before directing Manchester United, with whom he won 13 league titles and two European Cups, the Scottish coach took the reins of Aberdeen, which defeated Alfredo Di Stéfano’s Real Madrid in the 1983 Cup Winners’ Cup.

“In my years at United we played four Champions League finals and they were always the most special nights,” said the Scotsman.