Inside Sir Alex Ferguson’s ‘most incredible’ Guy Utd team talk
The legendary former Manchester United manager knew how to get his players going, as this shows
Michael Owen has opened on the most remarkable team talk he got as a player, using fans a look of how Sir Alex Ferguson talked to his players behind the scenes.
Ferguson was known for getting the very best out his players, though he often had actually mixed relationships with them.
However, Owen’s story appears to suggest that the famous previous Manchester United manager was not scared to get emotional during group talks, reports the Irish Mirror.
Speaking ahead of their quarter-final clash in the Champions League against Chelsea in 2011, Ferguson got extremely personal with his squad, Owen confesses, which made it so unforgettable for him.
” There was a time that we played Chelsea in the Champions League in the quarter finals or the semi finals,” Owen told Stadium Astro when asked about the most unforgettable team talk he could keep in mind.
” He never did this, but he got us all into a meeting in the hotel space on the morning of the video game.
” We thought, ‘Is he going to tell us the group, is he going to talk techniques?’. He essentially just went round and spoke to everybody and informed the team how special he felt they were, both individually and as a group.
” He began narrating about himself and when he was more youthful and how he grew to where he is now [was then]
” Then he started talking about how in the future when we get to 50 and 60 and 70 and we see each other again, the bond that we will have because of the bond we have.
” When you’re in the future and you see someone, you can actually look them in the eye and think ‘he would have really spilled blood for me on that night’.
” He simply went through a situation. It was simply the most psychological, and the most astounding team talk that made us all feel a genuine group before we went to play that game.
” It was probably the very best team talk I have actually ever been included in.”