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Holloway gears up for 'mighty Manchester United'
Published : 02 Dec 2010 13:32:24
Ian Holloway says Manchester United's visit to Bloomfield Road on Saturday is the highlight of his management career. The Seasiders boss is a huge admirer of Sir Alex Ferguson, who he calls "a living legend". He also has the utmost respect for Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, and admits he can't wait to welcome them to Blackpool for Saturday's first meeting between the clubs in 36 years. United may have taken a Carling Cup hammering at West Ham, but they remain the only unbeaten club in the Premier League and top the table by two points. Holloway said: "Sir Alex is a living legend. What he has done in the game is just unreal. "It will be an honour to welcome him to Blackpool because he is the top of the tree when it comes to British managers. "The great thing about him is that if he misses your call he will ring you back within 10 minutes. How good is that? "I admire a lot of clubs but Manchester United have a certain aura and Sir Alex certainly has. "He gets under people's skin as well because he actually says what he feels and you need that passion. Bill Shankly had the same passion and he started all that great success at Liverpool. "Sir Alex has matched that fantastic record of Liverpool's (18 League titles). One more and he will have beaten it in his own lifetime, which is just unbelievable. "Welcoming Sir Alex will be great and probably the highlight of my managerial career so far because it's a league game, not a one-off cup match, and we're playing mighty Manchester United." Will United have any trouble defeating Blackpool? Have your say.