Sir Alex Ferguson: Legendary former Man United manager reveals a memory he regrets to this day in an interview with MUTV.
Sir Alex Ferguson is considered one of the best managers in the world. The legendary Scotsman managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013. In his 26 years with Manchester United he won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League titles. However, for all the wonderful memories he made managing the Red Devils, he has one memory that he regrets to this day.
On 21 May 2008, Manchester United won the Champions League for the second time under Ferguson; Third time overall. However, despite the incredible win, Ferguson regrets leaving out a player following a selection dilemma.
While speaking with MUTV Ferguson said:
“Park Ji-Sung was the fall guy, despite starting both semi-final legs against Barcelona. To win the European Cup is fantastic.”
“It was a really great bunch of players with a great attitude about them and a good, strong squad.”
“My problem in the 2008 final, maybe I even regret it to this day, was I left Park Ji-Sung out completely in the final.”
“He’d played such a great role and that’s the problem when you get to these finals. No player deserves to be left out of the final.”
Ferguson managed the side for five more years after this game. He finally retired in 2013. While he failed to bring any more European trophies to Old Trafford. The Scotsman won the English Premier League 3 more times in this period.
Park Ji-Sung played for United until he moved to Queen Park Rangers in 2012. Park retired in 2014. The retired midfielder currently serves as a club ambassador for Manchester United.