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Ferguson: Mourinho is 'a really top manager'

Ferguson said Mourinho had "absolutely no weakness." Credit: ITV Football

In an interview with ITV Football earlier this season, Sir Alex Ferguson talked of his admiration for Madrid manager Jose Mourinho.

"I think a testimony to his work is that all of his players want to play for him and that's indicative of a really top manager," he said.

"I would never think a guy who hadn't played the game could be a top coach - but I think you've got to look at his personality.

"He's got a marvellous, strong personality and I think that bridges that gap.

"He's won two European trophies, he's won UEFA, he's won the leagues - he's done it all, so there's absolutely no weakness there," he added.