Ferguson, who has an interest in around 20 racehorses both on the flat and over the jumps including the useful Epsom Derby hope Telescope, also found his fame did not make him a target for over-zealous racegoers.
Alex Ferguson has come out with plenty of snappy remarks during his time as manager of Manchester United, whether as part of his celebrated 'mind games' or as an unscripted reaction to many of the memorable incidents that have littered his trophy-laden career.
Alex Ferguson's successor as Manchester United manager will be reminded of the gargantuan size of the task facing him every time he looks across the Old Trafford pitch at the giant stand that bears the venerable Scot's name.
Just how do you replace the irreplaceable?
That was the question facing Manchester United on Wednesday after Alex Ferguson announced his decision to retire as manager at the end of the season.
Manchester United has produced several stellar players through the course of its illustrious history of 138 years. One man - a coach - has however been the most iconic for the club and has taken it through unscaled heights of footballing excellence.
Footballers are known for their passion - on and off the field. For di Stefano, age is only a number that cannot defeat the power of love.
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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez found himself in hot water again on Sunday when his bite on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic sparked universal condemnation. Here we look at the Uruguay star's previous controversies.
Known as the Special One for his exploits on the football field as a manager, Jose Mourinho is also benevolent by nature.
The Montenegro forward scored a penalty for his Serie A team last Saturday and off came his lowers in jubilation. He next waved it around to express his joys of having scored.
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