Ferguson awoke at 4am after December’s 3-2 win over Manchester City and watched the entire match again on DVD.
“That’s exactly it,” he tells the latest issue of Inside United, on sale Wednesday 9 January. “At the end of the day, the finish to these games sends everybody home absolutely over the moon. They’ll be walking down the street towards their cars, or getting in their cars and driving home, telling each other, ‘What a game, absolutely fantastic’."
Asked if he would prefer the late comebacks and last-gasp goals or more routine scorelines and victories, the boss responded: “Och, I suppose the excitement of games like the Boxing Day win over Newcastle gets everyone going! You’d rather do without it, but being the manager of Manchester United you have to relish it and expect it to happen. That’s just the club. That’s how it is.”