As featured on NewsNow: Football news

​Sir Alex snubs Keane and picks Robson as best Man Utd captain he ever had

Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson believes Bryan Robson was his best captain.

The Scotsman led United to countless trophies during a glittering spell at the club, winning the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, and other honours on multiple occasions.

Speaking during a Q&A session for a new film about Robson, Sir Alex said: "He was easily the best captain I had. I think over the period he was at United, he was the best player.

"The players loved him. They responded to him and he was the longest-serving captain in my time anyway.

"It's difficult for a captain because sometimes he has to tell the truth to players, you know?

"The encouragement he's got to give them sometimes can be quite volatile and he was like that, but the players did love him.

"They appreciated the time he took on them and another thing, he's the only captain I knew who could make a decision on the pitch. He didn't need to look over to me.

"He would do that and that's unusual. In fact it's very unusual because he had the balls to do that."


Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

About the author

Ansser Sadiq

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free