Sir Alex Ferguson admits to feeling 'anxious' watching some United games
During his 26-and-a-half-years in charge of Manchester United, the club dominated domestically under his stewardship, winning 13 Premier League titles.
Ferguson made it his aim to knock Liverpool ‘off their perch’, and towards the end of his reign was keen to silence City the ‘noisy neighbours’.
The 75-year-old Scot now regularly attends games as a United director.
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The things about English football is the tribalism. You’ve got the London clubs, the Midlands clubs and Yorkshire clubs
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And when asked what it is like watching United, he said: “The only time I get a bit anxious is when we play Liverpool and Man City because those are the biggest games.
“The things about English football is the tribalism.
“You’ve got the London clubs, the Midlands clubs and the Yorkshire clubs.
“That creates a real competitive edge to matches.
“But nothing compares to the Liverpool game. Of course, Manchester City now have risen to a very prominent position in the game and those games have become very important too.”
Ferguson will be back in the Old Trafford dugout for Michael Carrick’s testimonial on June 4.