Alex Ferguson threatened to sack players shortly after Manchester United players had just beaten Chelsea to win the Champions League in 2008, according to the club’s former player Patrice Evra.
The French full-back played under the Scot for seven years and revealed the retired manager’s will to win was incredible with success constantly expected.
Referring to the penalty shoot-out win over Chelsea in Moscow, Evra says they were warned not to take the win for granted.
“I thought to myself, ‘We’ve just won the Champions League, he congratulates us for two seconds’,” Evra told UEFA’s Champions League magazine.
“Manchester United is a club with a winning culture. When you win a game it’s not fantastic, when you win the league it’s not fantastic, when you win the Champions League it’s not fantastic, it’s normal.
“That’s the culture Sir Alex Ferguson imposed on Manchester United.
“For him, we were there to work and to win. That was the DNA of Manchester United.”