Contrast and compare

Eric Cantona reckons Sir Alex Ferguson is like Gandhi

A photo taken 19 years-ago… Bloody hell


You’ve heard of Gandhi – quiet guy, liked his peace and didn’t much like tyrants. You’re also bound to have heard of Sir Alex Ferguson? Loud guy, likes winning and IS a tyrant?

Anyway, they’re probably not two people you’d automatically compare, but then again, you’re not Eric Cantona. Speaking to the New York Times, the fanciful Frenchman said:

“All I will say is that I think Ferguson will stay as the manager, after that, there will be more problems. Today, he is like Gandhi on the game side. With Manchester, I prefer to say, to think, to realise that Ferguson is a kind of genius.

“He had so many different generations of players now. He’s 70 later this year and works with players 18 years old, but adapts himself to all generations.”

Hmm… Quite interesting he thinks United will be up the creek after Fergie goes though…

3 responses so far
  • Shantanu // February 23, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Just a correction- it’s Gandhi and not Ghandi.

  • Bokolis // February 23, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Of course he does. As Cantona was part of the (initial) transfer between Rednose and the Devil (I believe the master agreement states man utd get to 20 leagues), he was on hand for the signing.

    I have to admit, though, that this year has seen some of the Devil’s best work. The whole league had to be turned to shit so united can stay top.

  • jimmy // February 23, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Gandhi was also obsessive, highly demanding of himself and those around him, politically astute…

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