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Terrible Manchester United tribute: Sir Alex Ferguson’s ‘absorbing, rhapsodic, infectious, enormous smile’ would surely make him puke

by | 15th, May 2013

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WHEN Alex Ferguson retired as Manchester United manager, The Guardian’s Daniel Harris put pen to paper:

…his retirement is a loss not only to those with an affiliation to United, but to almost all who share the football obsession – even supporters of his club’s greatest rivals will feel differently in his absence. This is because Fergie is never boring; he never lets us forget that we’re alive, because he never forgets that he is.

And this gift extends far beyond football. He has a majestic turn of phrase, a wide and deep range of interests, and perhaps the most absorbing, rhapsodic, infectious, enormous smile in the history of faces. No one enjoys joy quite like him, and this, above all else, is his eternal lesson: the buzz of being alive is a good one; be damn sure to make the most of it.

Wonder how that goes down with The Guardian’s Daniel Taylor, who wrote  This Is the One: Sir Alex Ferguson: The Uncut Story of a Football Genius?  Ferguson liked the book so much he saw to it that Taylor was banned from Manchester United press conferences for four years.

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