Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is regarded as one of the greatest leaders in world football history.토토사이트
He coached Manchester United for 27 years, from 1986 to 2013. He is the longest-serving manager in Manchester United’s history. During this period, he lifted a total of 38 trophy titles, including 13 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cup titles, and 2 European Football Association (UEFA) Champions League titles. He also achieved the first ‘treble’ in English football.
This is why he is considered one of the greatest managers in the history of world football beyond Manchester United. He is admired by many footballers and his words inspire many footballers.
But even great leaders make mistakes. He couldn’t get everything 100% right, and he couldn’t get 100% of everything right.
One crucial mistake Ferguson made. This is a theory that was put forward in 2015. The best soccer player controversy at the time, Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi.
Ferguson sided with Ronaldo, his ‘fellow disciple’. He showed a special affection for Ronaldo, who he brought to Manchester United and developed into one of the best players in the world. And Messi was ‘devalued’. The key is that he is a player specializing in Barcelona.
In 2015, Ferguson argued:
“Messi’s competitiveness is enhanced by his Barcelona supporters. Even though Messi is excellent in every aspect, he is a ‘typical Barcelona player’. On the other hand, Ronaldo is a player who can succeed with any team. Ronaldo is a player with Millwall, Queens Park Rangers, etc. You can go to the team and score a hat trick. I don’t know if Messi can do that. Messi is a Barcelona player.”
This theory has been proven to be ‘false’ over time. Last March, the British ‘Mirror’ published an article like this.
‘Mirror’ said, ‘Director Ferguson’s theory about Ronaldo and Messi must be verified again in 2023. At the time, it seemed that Ferguson’s hypothesis would never be tested. This is because Messi was expected to spend the entirety of his playing career at Barcelona. When Messi left Barcelona, the theory was finally tested,” he explained.
‘In Messi’s first season at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), he scored only 11 goals in all competitions. It was his lowest score since 2006. But after that, Messi rose little by little and played a key role in the team, even if it wasn’t until his prime.”
Regarding Ronaldo, “On the other hand, Ronaldo declined rapidly. Especially during Manchester United, the situation with manager Eric Ten Hag gave Ronaldo a question mark, and Ronaldo had to face reality at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar,” he added.
And pointed out the ‘critical error’ of Ferguson’s manager theory. It was the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
‘Mirror’ said, “Messi almost single-handedly led Argentina to the World Cup victory. He has proven himself to be the best player in the world. His glory in Qatar is based on his success and adaptation at PSG. Ronaldo is Saudi Arabia’s Al I don’t know if Nasr is scoring goals, but Ronaldo’s presence has definitely dropped from number one to number two.”
Lastly, ‘Mirror’ said, “It took 8 years to prove Ferguson’s theory wrong. Ferguson’s sarcastic remarks towards Messi as a Barcelona-specialized player have been proven to be untrue. Messi shined brightly in Argentina. No more. I don’t feel the status of a one-club man in Messi.
Another piece of evidence came out, which turned out that Ferguson’s theory was false. It is the ‘Messi frenzy’ that occurred in the US Major League Soccer (MLS).
After moving to Inter Miami, Messi scored seven consecutive goals in the 2023 North and Central America Leagues Cup, leading the team to seven consecutive victories and their first championship. Messi is the top scorer with 10 goals. America is hot with Messi. On the other hand, what about Ronaldo? It failed to generate such heat in Saudi Arabia.
The media that pointed out Ferguson’s error this time is Britain’s ‘Give Me Sports’.
The media began, “In the Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo controversy, Sir Ferguson’s 2015 theory was proven wrong. Messi himself proved it wrong.”
“Messi’s success away from the familiarity of Camp Nou has defied the doubts of many, including the great Sir Alex. The 2022 World Cup winner has scored at least one goal in every game in his brief stint at Inter Miami. Inter Miami went from 875th in the world before Messi to 372nd in the world after Messi.”
“There is no doubt that the whole of MLS is on an upward curve because of Messi. The level of the league is improving, and many soccer players want to come to MLS. A lot of people are watching how magicians play in different environments, and they are also surprised.’
It is Messi who is creating an image different from Ronaldo’s Saudi Arabia, which is an issue only with money and attracts players only with money.
The media said, “Messi changed the fate of Inter Miami’s success and greatly increased his income. The ticket price for the Leagues Cup final was six times higher than the UCL final ticket price based on the lowest price. World-class celebrities are flocking to the stadium. Pure star power enhances the entertainment value of MLS while also increasing its reliability. From what we have seen so far, it is a great mesh effect.”
Even after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, it is Messi’s complete victory. It’s a landslide victory for Messi that has no room for argument. Ferguson has been proven wrong once again, and it is likely to be proven many more times in the future.