The clip above is from a new Amazon Prime documentary, ‘Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In’, the legendary former Manchester United manager where he talks about his belief in the importance of a person’s upbringing, citing his own youth in Glasgow and revealing how he used family pride to motivate his players. Sir Alex Ferguson‘s greatest fear after suffering a brain haemorrhage nearly three years ago was losing the ability to recount an extraordinary life in and out of football. He says “Losing my memory was my biggest fear when I suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2018. In the making of this film I was able to revisit the most important moments of my life, good and bad”. Produced by Bafta winner Andrew Macdonald, who worked on Trainspotting, and directed by Ferguson’s son, Jason, it will chart the former Manchester United manager’s journey from Govan, a working-class district of Glasgow, to becoming the manager considered by many to be the greatest of all time. Ferguson, now 79, gives a core interview telling of success and failure, though inevitably not in equal measure.
Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In will be in UK cinemas from May 27 and available on Amazon Prime Video in the UK & Ireland from May 29