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'Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give Up' will look back over the most important moments in Fergie's career and life in football. As well as interviews with himself and his family, ex-players such as Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs and Gordon Strachan are also involved.
The original motivation for the film, the 79-year-old has explained, was a fear that one day his memory might start to fail. So it was vital to recount all of his incredible, personal stories now.
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"Losing my memory was my biggest fear when I suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2018," Ferguson said when the film, set to be shown on Amazon Prime, was announced.
"In the making of this film I was able to revisit the most important moments of my life, good and bad. Having my son Jason direct this film has ensured an honest and intimate account."
Fergie is arguably the greatest and most successful manager in the history of football. His list of achievements at Manchester United include 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League victories, five FA Cups, plus a wealth of other domestic and European silverware.
Before that, Ferguson broke the Celtic and Rangers stranglehold in Scotland by winning three league titles at Aberdeen (as well as beating Real Madrid with the Dons to claim a European trophy in 1983).
"Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In" on Amazon Prime Video from 29 May 2021.- :goat::tm: (@TheFergusonWay) February 17, 2021
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No question that this will be the Film of the Year - Oscar for the Boss! :clapper::trophy: We helped with a little filming for this back in Sept 2018 when the Boss made an emotional return to OT & Eric's :crown: interview for the film is :raised_hands::raised_hands: The Boss = THE GREATEST :star2::heart: Can't wait to watch! :movie_camera: https://t.co/RoF3CdOOJh- Gemma Thompson (@gem7thompson) February 17, 2021
Sir Alex Ferguson: "Losing my memory was my biggest fear when I suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2018. In the making of this film I was able to revisit the most important moments of my life, good & bad. Having my son Jason direct it has ensured an honest & intimate account" #MUFC https://t.co/Skp33hSWVZ- Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) February 17, 2021
The Govan-born gaffer inspired incredible loyalty in players but also had a number of fallings out, including with his long-time Man United captain Roy Keane, as well as with some of his fellow managers.
The film is also set to feature exclusive and previously unseen archive footage and also focuses on Ferguson's own playing career. He was a prolific - albeit unsurprisingly combative - target man who, among other clubs, played for Rangers in the 1960s.
Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give in will be in UK Cinemas on May 27 and on Prime in UK & Ireland May 29. Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs, Archie Knox and the Ferguson family are among those who will appear in it. #mufc pic.twitter.com/7VtTNjfRMx- Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) February 17, 2021
Deadline reports that Universal Pictures International is planning a theatrical run for the film in the UK and Ireland from May 27.
After that, the documentary will be launched on Amazon Prime from May 29.
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