Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 3/5/13
Sir Alex Ferguson says games such as tonight's Champions League clash with Real Madrid are the reason he cannot walk away from the game. Now 71, and inching towards an incredible 27 years as Manchester United manager, Ferguson retains all the enthusiasm and hunger of his youth. Long after many of the men tipped to replace him have seen their own managerial careers grind to a halt, Ferguson is still going strong, apparently with no intention of standing aside. It is possibly one of the reasons Madrid boss Jose Mourinho dismissed his chances of one day ending up at Old Trafford in a light-hearted interview with MUTV last night and underlines why Ferguson flicked away another question on the subject during his pre-match press conference. However, in his programme notes ahead of tonight's game, the United manager has outlined the relish with which he is approaching a contest Mourinho has stated the whole world will stop for. "People ask me why I don't retire after so many years in ...
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