Alex Ferguson relaxed about Man Utd losing to Man City since retirement
Alex Ferguson has admitted he is relaxed about Manchester United losing to local rivals Manchester City since his retirement with him able to take a step back.
The former Red Devils manager says he has been enjoying life since stepping down from the hot seat 18 months ago after 25 years of bringing success to Old Trafford.
And while he is as busy as ever the Scot says he is no longer as stressed.
“I really am [relishing it],” Ferguson said. “And I can go and watch the team now without getting so worked up.
“I mean, we lost to City [earlier this month], but we did ok. Lots of great football. If it had been 11-a-side [United had Chris Smalling sent off before half-time], who knows?
“I’m enjoying my football, I’m enjoying my family, my friends and I’m enjoying my retirement.
“I’m an ambassador for United and I’m on the club’s board of directors, so I still watch a lot of games, but I do miss the banter of the dressing room; the players, obviously, but also the backroom staff.
“All lovely people – cleaners, cooks, admin people, kit staff. Really decent, honest people. I don’t see them as much now as I used to,” he added.