A chieftain priest
Alex Ferguson: 'A unique figure in the football faith'
Fergie was no ordinary manager but a chieftain priest – now Manchester United must honour his potent legacy and David Moyes is the right man for the job
When, against Real Madrid, Nani was sent off, Ferguson, jaws agape, interrupting his incessant mastication, roared from the bench, uprooting his assistant and marched to the touchline. Then, with none of Brother Malcolm's efficiency, he pumped his hands like Prospero summonsing the tempest, and at once the stadium stirred from somnolence and obeyed their leader and thundered with one, terrifying voice.
"The Guardian", 21 May 2013