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Ferguson admits to nerves
27 Mar 2010 - 13:19:56
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that he still gets nervous ahead of games, especially with his side in the midst of a tight title race with Chelsea and Arsenal.
The Red Devils are chasing a record 19th domestic top-flight crown this season, with Ferguson having already guided United to 11 Premier League titles during his illustrious Old Trafford reign.
Ferguson said: "You still get keyed up for games. It is part of it, it tells you that you still care about the game.
"Managers are subject to that more than anyone, that uncertainty and anxiety and apprehension about every game simply because the result is important.
"Whether you are top of the league or bottom of the league, it is what football does to you. If it wasn't that way then we are all in the wrong job.
"It is the win, lose, draw situation. You aim to win. You can't lose too many or you lose your job. There is no one in the game directly responsible for results more than the manager.
"No matter what way you look at it we are all subject to winning games of football and if not then we are on the dole."