The legendary former Manchester United manager usually got what he wanted in his time at Old Trafford but he revealed that he missed on signing one Paolo Maldini in his time.
Sir Alex Ferguson, one of the most decorated managers in the world of football, is one of the main reasons for Manchester United’s growth to the top in recent times.
He has won a multitude of trophies in England and remains one of the best manager to have ever grazed the Premier League and his transfers were spot on most of the time.
However, speaking in the launch of the recently announced International Champions Cup launch in New York, Ferguson revealed that he failed to sign one of the best defenders ever in Italian star Paolo Maldini.
When asked about the time he wanted to sign the former AC Milan man, who was also present at the interview, Sir Alex Ferguson revealed that he was desperate for his signature not too long ago and that he was refused by the father of the player.
He said: “I did try [to sign Maldini] but when I met his father he was quite formidable, I got a shake of the head.
“He said, ‘My grandfather is Milan, my father is, I am Milan, my sons are Milan. Forget it,’ Ferguson revealed.
He also spoke about the important of the pre-season tours in the modern era and also their intensity. He felt that the current crop of clubs have a more intense pre-season schedule where they are not allowed to lose a single game.
“That’s why you always get the full product when Manchester United play in these games,” he added.