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Feature-Length Documentary On The Life Of The Legendary Alex Ferguson Is Being Made

Feature-Length Documentary On The Life Of The Legendary Alex Ferguson Is Being Made

Having won more trophies than any other manager in the history of football, very few people will argue against the belief that Alex Ferguson is one of the greatest managers of all-time and he's going to be the subject of a new feature-length documentary.

After a playing career which included spells at Dunfermline Athletic and Rangers, his brief managerial stints at East Stirlingshire and St Mirren were a precursor of things to come.

After taking over the hot-seat at Aberdeen, Fergie broke the Old Firm duopoly as he won three Scottish league championships, four Scottish Cups and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup at Pittodrie.

He also briefly managed Scotland at the 1986 World Cup, following the death of Jock Stein.

However, it was at Manchester United that his legendary status was cemented as he well and truly knocked Liverpool off their perch.

During his 26 years at Old Trafford, he won 38 trophies, including 13 league titles, two Champions Leagues, and five FA Cups.

Aside from this, he managed some of the greatest players in the modern game and was committed to playing attacking and exciting football. Who else could coin phrases like 'Fergie time,' 'the hairdryer treatment,' and 'squeaky bum time.'

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ABUs may hate him, but he's a serial winner. His impact at Manchester United is so seismic that he has a stand named after him.

Well, Ferguson's remarkable career will be the subject of a new feature-length documentary that's being directed by his own son, Jason.

During an interview with Screen Daily, the film's producer John Battsek said that the Alex Ferguson documentary is now complete and that it will feature appearances from several players who worked with Ferguson including Gordon Strachan, Eric Cantona and Ryan Giggs.

Ferguson's former assistant manager Archie Knox also appears, as do many of his family members.

The report also states that the project was just about to get underway when the former football manager had a major health scare which required brain surgery.

“A layer of the film is Sir Alex in recovery, grappling with the threat of the loss of his memory, that being the memory of the greatest football manager that ever lived,” said Battsek.

Having recorded over 50 hours of audio, the film is bound to be an all-encompassing view of a football great when it's released in the first quarter of 2021.

“It’s Sir Alex’s real-life story from growing up in Govan in Glasgow, his career as a footballer and as a football manager to his battle recovering from the brain haemorrhage. It is a father-son story and a love story – the story of him and his amazing wife," said Battsek.

We have a feeling that every Manchester United fan in the world will be watching this Alex Ferguson documentary when it's released.

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