A look back at Sir Alex Ferguson’s first ever Manchester United interview (video)

Sir Alex Ferguson – the man everyone has been talking about these past few weeks after the wily old Scot called it a day on his 26 years at Manchester United.

Born in Glasgow in 1941, Fergie’s parents could never have envisaged what sort of impact their son would have on football, or in fact most of our lives. Love him of loathe him, he has proved himself to be a worthy candidate for the best ever football manager in history.

Okay, his playing career was never the most successful, but when he turned his hand to management things changed.

He took charge of Scottish side East Stirlingshire as his first job on a reported £40 per week, and despite lasting just a few months he left with a win percentage of nearly 53%. He left the club to take over St. Mirren, and after almost four years, 168 games and one First Division title, he left for Aberdeen with a win percentage of 44%. Aberdeen was where Fergie made his name as a coach after 10 major trophies in eight years, accumulating a win percentage of over 59% in his 459 games in charge.

He quickly impressed and earned the chance to manage Manchester United – and the rest was history.

Here is a clip of the first interview he did in charge of the Red Devils. Enjoy.