Sir Alex Ferguson has already left six years of Manchester United’s coaching chair. However, Alex’s negative aura is still very much detected by his frequent appearances in the Red Devils matches. The situation attracted public attention by trying to find out who were ex-young players of Alex during a career at Old Trafford.
Just mention the longest is Ryan Giggs who finally decided to retire in the 2016 season, and closed with Michael Carrick on June 30, 2018. Speaking of achievements, then the figure of Alex is the most successful coach figure in the history of Manchester United stands.
In total Alex has presented 13 league titles. In 1999, he became the first coach to bring the English team to the treble of the Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League, and became history as the only successful coach to win the FA Cup title 5 times.
With a record of abundant achievement, Alex entered in the final phase. Where he decided to leave Manchester United because he felt he was no longer strong, and that moment occurred in the 2013 season precisely on May 9.
Received the title of Manchester United’s legend, Alex still left some big assets. Where there are 3 young players who are guided by him who are predicted to be future players of Manchester United in the long run?
The following below are complete data on the 3 young Manchester United players:
1. David De Gea
David de Gea was recruited by Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer of 2011 from Atletico Madrid. De Gea came as a substitute for legendary goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar who retired on May 28, 2011. Bringing a goalkeeper with a less athletic body shape, Alex was deemed inappropriate and De Gea played poorly in his inaugural season.
The inaugural season also gave rise to a public reaction that De Gea would leave Old Trafford. As time went on, who would have thought that the Spanish-born goalkeeper had changed completely by improving in the 2013-2014 season. The change in appearance also attracted the attention of many clubs including Real Madrid.
But with great commitment and loyalty, until now De Gea became a crucial player under the rule of Manchester United.
2. Phil Jones
Blackburn Rovers witnessed Alex’s greatness in boosting the spirit of Manchester United, named Phil Jones, Alex officially brought him to Old Trafford in the summer of 2011 with a tag of 16.5 million pounds.
Not wanting to be pessimistic, Alex immediately entrusted Jones as a starter with a total of 41 appearances in all competitions. Jones’s season together with Alex was slowly decreasing, where he often suffered long injuries to have an impact on his career at Manchester United.
Over time, Jones’s figure was increasingly eliminated. Although he has officially extended his contract recently, but the 2018-2019 season is still not going well, and become a backup player for Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly, and Victor Lindelof.
3. Chris Smalling
Sir Alex Ferguson brought in Chris Smalling with an optimistic reaction that he would be able to solve Manchester United’s back line problems in the 2011 season, and right at that season, Smalling came to Old Trafford as a substitute option for Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic who were not young at the time.
So far, Smalling is still listed as an important player even though he rarely goes down as a starter. But overall, Smalling is a figure who deserves to be maintained because he has the talent of a high-quality defender.