Sir Alex Ferguson reveals his biggest regret as Manchester United boss

By Alex Taylor

Sir Alex Ferguson won just about everything in football, so it’s rare that we find out what he regrets from his time as Manchester United boss.

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Most point to him allowing Paul Pogba to leave Old Trafford on a free transfer or his failure to keep Ronaldo from joining Real Madrid as his biggest mistakes, but the man himself shares a different view.

Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson reveals biggest Manchester United regret

Apparently Ferguson is still lamenting the fact that he wasn’t able to beat Bayer Leverkusen in the 2002 Champions League semi-final!

Strange choice Fergie…

It turns out that the final that year was being held in his home city of Glasgow and a victory would have given him the chance to win the competition where he grew up!

“The whole build up was about getting to the final in Glasgow,” Fergie said. “But we lost the semi-final to Leverkusen. We were a bit unlucky, we ran out of time.

“The referee couldn’t understand my time and his time!”

Classic Sir Alex moaning about the time…

To be fair, Leverkusen might not be much to look at now, but back then they had Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Ballack in their ranks.

We reckon he won’t be too annoyed though, the Old Trafford boss still won 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two Champions League titles as manager.

Not bad when you think about it.

If you’ve forgotten what the great man looks like when things don’t quite go his way, check this out:

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