Fergie Time: A pictorial guide to Sir Alex's various watch-tapping techniques

Sir Alex Ferguson is famous for three things: Being a great football manager, have a malfunctioning backside, and being strict timekeeper (when it suits).

Here's our guide to his moves as far as the latter is concerned...

The Kenneth Williams

The Dying Swan

The Raging Elbow

The Inverted V-Sign

The Subtle Hint

The 'No Jacket Required'

The Late-Returning Drunken Teenage Daughter

The Delayed 18:24 Service To Manchester Piccadilly, Calling At...

The "Sh*t, I'm Missing Peak Practice"

The Plastic-Strapped Claw

The "Don't Even Go There, Girlfriend"

The Master watches the Apprentice...?

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