Sir Alex Ferguson Should Be Sacked….

By on October 27, 2011

Firstly before the onslaught of abuse gathers momentum and is aimed in my direction please let me explain that the headline of this article is actually a quote by a so called Manchester United supporter in response to the 6-1 defeat in the Manchester derby on Sunday at Old Trafford.

I was absolutely astonished and ashamed by people claiming to be United fans taking to social networking site twitter to vent their anger towards the man responsible for the majority of United’s past and present achievements and success. Who do these people think they are?

I suspect they have a limited knowledge of football and Manchester United’s history because Sir Alex has earned the right to manage United until he decides the time is right for him to call it a day. The day will come when Sir Alex will know it’s time to leave and he will have the best interests of the club at heart when he does make that decision.

I wrote an article about the derby result in which I tried to be as honest as I possibly could about the result being a Man United supporter, and to my amazement I found this response in reference to what I had said by somebody called John Tring:

“Haha, what a disgrace. As Utd fans globally we seem to feel more humiliation than those who caused this trauma. SAF seems to blame everyone except himself. I thought the buck must stop with him. He bought players at wrong positions (Young as a winger but we need a CM), his tactics and selections are just crazy. And finally he seriously thinks Evans, Fletcher, Park, Carrick, Ferdinand et el are Utd-class players. These all point to one thing: the exit door at Utd. Yes, the truth sometimes will hurt but SAF’s time’s up. He should go. Now and Here”.

I was staggered that somebody would have such a delusional knee jerk reaction to a result. Yes, it was an embarrassing and humiliating result against our Manchester rivals, but to suggest that the most successful manager in English football should “call it a day” just goes to show how fickle football fans can be. I responded to his comment on the website saying:

“Your comment does not surprise me in the slightest. It sounds to me that this message has been left by a person who has no understanding of Manchester United and what Sir Alex has done for the club.

For you to suggest that he (Sir Alex) should be shown the exit door shows your stupidly and ignorance. The team he picked against Man City was good enough to get something out of that game but the players he selected let him down by not performing.

It’s “fans” like you that give Utd a bad name. I bet leading into Sunday’s game you were delighted with our best start to a premier league season? Just goes to show how fickle some fans can be”.

It’s these so called ‘fans’ that sit in armchairs or their local pub watching games who seem to have the most outrageous and strongly opinionated theories on football and the team they supposedly follow, when in reality they do not have a clue. They contribute nothing to football and the teams they claim to follow, people who show ignorance and disrespect towards a legendary figure like Sir Alex Ferguson make me sick.

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23 Comments

  1. dellboy

    October 27, 2011 at 10:00 am

    hahahahahahahah…..silly twat

  2. matt

    October 27, 2011 at 10:01 am

    let me get this right. You’re writing an article about a comment on the internet and how you responded to it?

    Really?

  3. dellboy

    October 27, 2011 at 10:06 am

    as I said a silly twat speaking nonsensical rubbish about arguably the greatest manager thats ever lived bar ..

  4. lammydel

    October 27, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Nice article, the headline caught my eyes rightaway. As a United fan, I must admit that what you said is true. The reason for all the hype about the loss is cos United is known for class and we’re truly better than what our players displayed on that Sunday afternoon. However, its foolhardy to say that Fergie’s days are over when we all know that he’s still the boss in England. Not only that, he’s still the greatest nmanager ever in the history of football.

  5. in1voice

    October 27, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I totally agree with this article. How can some fans forgot that many of the players who played on Sunday also helped win the EPL last season and got us in the CL final? Anything can happen in a game – a mistimed tackle, wrong referee decision, a goalie mistake, an injury, sending off, miscommunication, etc. etc. How can they blame the manager who has over the years won many trophies and built up several championship squads. Some players ought to go, but not Sir Alex.

  6. Jacques

    October 27, 2011 at 11:04 am

    I think calling for the sacking of SAF is a bit harsh, but if we look deeper into the hate speech by this guy, he does have some valid points and i think all or most of us will agree that Evans, Fletcher, Carrick, Gibson is just not good enough, thank heavens O’Shea has finally left the building, but im struggling to understand why the greatest manager in football history just dont seem to want to admit when a player cannot be developed any further and cut his losses? How did SAF not re-inforce the engine room in the summer? we can have all the strikers and wingers we like. but without the heartbeat of the team we wont have anything. and yes our current crop is probably good enough to win the rest, but man utd should be competing with the best and with the gap in midfield im afraid we not on the same level as city, barca, real, bayern etc.

    • John Tring

      October 28, 2011 at 5:20 am

      Yes, Jacques. SAF doesn’t need to be sacked but IMO, all good things cpme to an end. He should have quit with all the glory and honour a couple of years ago after winning his 2nd CL albiet fortuisly. In any case, football has moved on very rapidly and you can see generally the younger managers are doing better. Pep G is not even 4o! So, there is nothing wrong with the changing of guard at Utd. City drubbing is not the cause but the effect. SAF’s failure to recruit at the right positions has led to this. Utd should have been humbled by Norwich, Basel and Chelsea/Liverpool. If SAF can’t see that Evans is an idiot and Ferdinand is history then he should not be a manager any more, never mind what he has done in the past. What Utd will do in Januray is not clear but league title defence is perhaps over in October,. so he can try for a mickey mouse cup or something. Time and tide waits for none.

  7. Eli Mute

    October 27, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    You don’t need to be a football expert to tell that Jonny Evans is a liability its better having Vidic with an hamstring than a fit useless Evans 2geza with a finished Rio dont even blame Evra 4 dat game da coach shud blame himself 4 selecting da weakest center halfs of all time. Fletcher only plays better 4 scotland can you please promot Pogba, Giggs & scores came in their teens. The Guffer gambled 4 da worst.

  8. Ted Perechalli

    October 27, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I wonder if the writers know what they are talking about. If they think that they can start making fun of the Club and its manager just because the team got thrashed, I feel sorry for them. One loss does not mean that it is the end of the world for Man Utd. Sit back and watch what is about to unfold Man City or no Man City. The red side of Manchester will go on a rampage soon and all those who had contributed to the article will eat their words. Manchester United forever!

  9. loveth

    October 27, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    who said Sir Alex Ferguson should be sacked,is an idiot.please i dont want to see these comment again

  10. Ffresh

    October 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    You stated that SAF is the most successful manager in English football- let me rephrase that for you he is the most successful manager in world football….

  11. bayo nigeria

    October 27, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    man united is my life, and it pains me when i see players like carrick and evans in a united jersey. Evans is not brilliant enough and carrick finds comfort in retrogressional play when he should progress in attack. I want SAF(RESPECT) to plase end my suffering by bringing in a creative player into the squad.Man city has to pay dearly through their noses next time we meet. SAF also seems to give the older players too much playin time even when they are no doing well(RIO).He should cut down on his over affection for any old player who is not doing well. Our glory days av just began…..its gonna be 20 by May 2012. I LOVE MAN UNITED.

  12. Manchester for ever

    October 28, 2011 at 2:43 am

    Even though I totally disagree with the guy about showing the great saf the door….he did have a point about the players he mentioned evans Anderson carrick Fletcher are totally out of manchester class……come on plezz do u think we will ever beat barclona or realmidread with this quality of midfield?!! Not a chance!

  13. Fred the Red

    October 28, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Though I feel that the writer of this article is right that SAF deserves respect for what he has done for Manchester United, which when the dust has settled, will go down as the greatest managerial career in British history, I feel some sympathy for those who are questioning some of the decisions he is currently making.
    He has assembled the nucleus of a new generation of players and the team is not far off being a very good one and in my opinion the result against City was a freak cuased by the sending off and Uniteds never say die attitude, this time that attitude backfired, big time. But what was glaringly obvious was Uniteds complete lack of class in the central midfield area, and for this SAF must carry the can and deserves criticism.
    The midfield problem has been, and is, being highlighted by most sections of the British media and can be seen by most honest United fans. SAF has had at least three transfer windows to address this problem but he either cannot get who he wants in, or more worryingly, cant see that he needs to get players in, which I doubt judging by his comments regarding a lack of options at the start of the season.
    For too long now good honest pros, sqauad players, and good mid table club players have been playing regularly in Uniteds midfield, which makes it boring, pedestrian and predictable. This is unnaceptable for a club like United and its about time he addressed it. There are players who have all signed new contracts within the last season or two, who in reality would not be at United if SAF wasnt there, and I doubt very much wether any of them would get into any of the the so called top six clubs midfields, if they are not good enough to get into Tottenham or Aesenals midgield, then they certainly arent good enough to play for United. The team got away with it last season partly because the rivals had problems off thier own, but they strengthened in the summer in key areas and now Uniteds midfield is getting found out. For this SAF deserves considerable criticism.

  14. Manchester for ever

    October 28, 2011 at 3:24 am

    Totally agree u Fred the red!!

  15. eric shalimba

    October 28, 2011 at 4:23 am

    i’v alwats said i don’t know much about football but fred is ,right

  16. charles

    October 28, 2011 at 6:31 am

    saf is a good manager but i wounder why he cant see that fletcher, carrick, evans,are not man united class now?

  17. sevendayend

    October 28, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Manutd win game from beggining bit lucky, acctually SAF fielded wrong player such as Evans, from last season we know how poor his performance,,for me better i keep pairing vidic wth smalling or jones,,but smalling the first choice played centre defender. At midfield SAF should try new player from reserve every game like pogba. Or SAF can put dimitar berbatov as attacking midfield..good try . Striker also, always keep faith player can score at beggining, why not try macheda or morrison sometimes? For what keep them… dont try SAF dont know who is good. Im not a big manager like him but all know from beggining this season something not right manutd starting lineup, only lucky give manutd win…and the mighty degea help lot….

  18. Aussiehopper

    October 28, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Im Surprised no one has mentioned that
    the Glazers may well have shackled SAFs
    financial situation regarding spending, Young was needed to replace Giggs, Jones to replace Ferdinand, De Gea to replace Van Da Sar, Gill the Dill
    has been saying over and over there is money to buy the best player on the world market, what a crock of shit up to now, and Rooneys threat i will leave
    United if they dont sign world class players, another crock of shit, give him a pen and a few extra quid and he cant wait to sign, and dont blame Sir
    Alec for supporting the Glazers, they pay his wages, so who wouldnt support the Boss.

  19. jago

    October 28, 2011 at 9:20 am

    EVERYTHING HAS AND END, THE FERGUSON ERA I THINK HAS COME TO AN END. IN MODERN FOOTBALL, NEW STRATEGIES,NEW IDEAS AND MODERN WAYS OF PLAYING FOOTBALL ARE A MUST ,BUT SIR ALEX IS STILL PLAYING THAT RUDIMENTAL WAYS OF PLAYING FOOTBALL. A CHANGE WILL BE BENEFICIAL FOR THE CLUB, FANS AND PLAYERS…

  20. Muliadi

    October 28, 2011 at 9:20 am

    These glory hunting fans make me sick… These kind of fans are the reason why we have a bad name… How could anyone who think oneself as a United fan come to that conclusion… Manchester United is club built with “The Believe” in ourselves to overcome our obstacles… Year after year we compete with the best without necessarily having the best squad… You all can compare our players with Barcelona player or Chelsea player and you will be amazed how weak our players are but we always compete with the best year in and year out… And that is just because we always believe in ourselves to achieve greater things… This City thing is just another obstacle for us to overcome… let say they win the league this year, still it just a minor obstacle… They win a match against us is nothing but a small bump… sure it hurt us but nothing more… The moment we stop believing in Sir Alex is the moment we cease to exist as Manchester United and the beginning of just another club in the premier league…

    • Fred the Red

      October 28, 2011 at 6:37 pm

      True, Sir Alex is Manchester United, and he is responsible for the club United have turned into. But in my opinion he has not addressed the lack of quality on the midfield, let’s see if he does, it’s not the United way at the minute, and it’s hard to watch. But he does deserve out support.

      • Muliadi

        October 29, 2011 at 6:49 am

        What do you mean he has not addressed the lack of quality in midfield?? He has tried to sign Sneijder and Nasri during the last transfer window right?? The difference is he has more believe in his players and their improvement than us… Don’t get me wrong though, I hate it when Carrick and Fletcher play in our midfield and I think it was because we lost Cleverly through injury that we had not play as well as the beginning of the season… But it’s just my opinion though and if it is according to me we would not have Giggsy playing for us, Because I think though he is a brilliant player, he is not the most consistent player… But because Sir Alex believe in him he has able to be more versatile and turning himself from flying winger to central midfielder and becoming a Manchester United legend and prove me wrong… Now I want Sir Alex to prove me wrong once again like he always did…

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