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Scholes hails Fergie reign

02 Nov 2006 - 16:37:07

Midfield ace Paul Scholes has paid tribute to veteran Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who is about to celebrate 20 years in charge at Old Trafford.

Former England international Scholes, who recently brought up his own milestone of 500 games for the Red Devils, has hailed the influence of one of the few men to have been at the club longer than himself.

He told reporters: "When I first met him I was frightened, frightened to death actually. I still am.

"When you are a kid you hear about the fiery side of him and when you meet him that is all you think about.

"He has definitely mellowed since those early days, but if he is not happy about something, he will still let you know. I have not had a 'hair-dryer' for a while, but that means there is probably one just around the corner.

"Who knows how long he will go on.

"He is not looking any older and he still enjoys coming out on the training ground every day. He loves it, even in the freezing cold, so I think he will be around for a while yet.

"The thing is, you can't imagine life at United without him. One day it will happen, we are all aware of that, and when it does it will be a great shame because of what he has achieved here.

"But I don't believe that day will come soon, because he is still desperate to win trophies, whether it is the cup or league. Nothing has changed in that sense."


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