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  • Alex

  • The Man Behind the Legend
  • By: David Lyons
  • Narrated by: Stephen Adam
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Summary

Before, during and after Manchester United

Alex is the most up-to-date biography of Sir Alex Ferguson, the most decorated manager in British football history. 

Find out how he recovered from his brain surgery in 2018, why he appointed David Moyes as his successor, how livid he was when Moyes was sacked 10 months later, what he thought of Louis van Gaal’s tenure as Manchester United manager, what he thought of Jose Mourinho’s reign, and just how big a role he played in the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

This book also takes a deep dive into Alex’s relationship with the Glazer family and how he views the work carried out by Ed Woodward. 

©2022 David Lyons (P)2022 David Lyons

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Good insights, awful narration

Enjoyed this. Some new insights and updated to include recent events. However, the narrator mispronounced quite a number of football terms, and wasn’t suited to the subject matter. Also, there were everlasting factual errors within the books.

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Riddled with errors and inaccuracies

Very disappointing book. The story of Sir Alex is well trodden territory but sadly this book is not a great entry into the library. There us absolutely nothing new or revelatory here, just content rehashed from various Ferguson autobiographies, interviews and it is chock full of inaccuracies and basic factual errors that listeners with even a casual understanding of Ferguson career will notice. The constant referral to Sit Alex as Alec is grating as is the repeated “and you can find more about that later on” which makes it read more like a high school essay than a published book by a supposed sportswriter.

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Amazing story about the legend

By far the best Fergie book I've listened too and I've listened to them all,simply amazing

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Great listen

Actually a great listen, great to understand Ferguson approach and mind set, speaks a real truth, bring back the Fergie days,