A recurring trope in sports movies is the inspirational and emotional speech that is delivered by mentor figure just before a crucial moment in the game. In most cases, that speech becomes the dominant factor in the individuals involved going on to win it all.
Of course, in the real world, many more factors are involved in scripting a victory or a comeback, but rousing words do play a keen role nevertheless.
Now, Sir Alex Ferguson has delivered yet another stirring speech, making an impact despite it being years since he left Manchester United.
Caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had invited the Scot to a training session during the festive period. Now, according to an exclusive The Sun, gathered from an Old Trafford source, we may have an idea of the incredible speech that the Scot delivered during his visit.
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The source states: “He (SAF) told the lads that this group will make United dominant and successful again. He said that he believes in them and he wants them to enjoy themselves and to fight hard for each other and leave everything on the pitch.
“He also told them that the club is in good hands and he promised them that it will become bigger and better in the years to come and they will be part of this success. The players believe that there are some good times ahead.
“The players want to repay Sir Alex for his support and kind words and are determined to win something for him and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season.”
United under Solskjaer have posted five victories in five games, the most recent one coming against Reading in the FA Cup.
If the lads do wish to make good of their promise, the FA Cup is their best shot at doing so, with the Premier League and Champions League appearing too much of a challenge for now.