Peter Schmeichel is the latest to praise Sir Alex Ferguson, despite the feud he is believed to have had with the former United manager when he left the club in 1999.
Ferguson left his role as Manchester United manager after 27 years in charge in 2013, marking the end of the most successful club era in English football history. Manchester United won 13 Premier League titles under Ferguson’s stewardship.
“I don’t think the game will ever see a better manager than him,” Schmeichel told Soccer AM whilst promoting his new autobiography.
“Communication was absolutely brilliant, the clarity of what you had to do. But then his ability to deal with difficult people like myself.
“We had Roy in there, the dressing room was full of it, and he kind of embraced it. It was important to him to have those characters in the dressing room. I think, in scouting, it was part of what they had to look for – someone who stood out.”
Schmeichel joins a long list of former players to fight Ferguson’s corner in the age-old debate of who the best manager of all-time is and Manchester United supporters won’t need any convincing to agree with the Dane – even though he once played for Manchester City.