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Man Utd legend Ferguson a perfectionist just like Apple guru Steve Jobs

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson shared many similarities with former Apple boss Steve Jobs.

That's the assessment of Sir Michael Moritz, a billionaire venture capitalist, who knew the pair.

Moritz told The Mirror that even though the pair had different personality traits, a pursuit of perfection was what drove both men to achieve greatness.

"Well they both occupy very different fields and are half a generation apart but in their own ways they are perfectionists," Moritz explained.

"For Steve a product was never good and for Alex a football team could always be improved.

"Sir Alex would say there were probably only a few times were the team played so well you could set the game to music.

"They were very different personalities though.

"Steve Jobs was a lonely haunted man and Sir Alex by contrast is a gregarious happy human being so they are different."

Gerard Laws
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