“I thought he’d come round eventually” – Martin Edwards on the day Sir Alex Ferguson RESIGNED as Manchester United boss, months before the Treble

Martin Edwards and Sir Alex Ferguson
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Sir Alex Ferguson led Manchester United to a famous Treble in 1999 – at the start of that season though, he briefly quit as boss.

The Red Devils had lost the Premier League title to Arsenal in 1998, despite leading by 11 points at the end of February, prompting chairman Martin Edwards to have a frank conversation with Ferguson that summer.

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Chris Flanagan
Senior Staff Writer

Chris joined FourFourTwo in 2015 and has reported from more than 20 countries, in places as varied as Ivory Coast and the Arctic Circle. He's interviewed Pele, Zlatan and Santa Claus (it's a long story), as well as covering the World Cup, AFCON and the Clasico. He previously spent 10 years as a newspaper journalist, and completed the 92 in 2017.

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