Ferguson had ‘super club’ ambition for Man Utd with view to create "dynasty"

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Sir Alex Ferguson knew he had to turn Manchester United into a super club if he was going to create the "dynasty" he wanted.

The Scot turned the Red Devils into the most decorated club in the country through the 1990’s and 2000’s, practically dominating the Premier League for much of his reign at the club.

When Ferguson first took over though, United were second bottom, and he had inherited a squad that seemed to reflect that.

But over the years the 79-year-old developed a team that went on to win a historic treble in 1999.

And Ferguson said that focussing on the club’s youth system and giving youngsters a chance was the key to turning United into a super club and a "dynasty".

“My main philosophy was with young players and developing young players,” he told Charlie Rose back in 2013.

“And Manchester United at that time did not have a youth system you should expect to go back to the ’58 mark, Busby babes and all that.

“I decided I must build a football club. And they do know their nature what we were hired to develop a youth system which gave me a stream of players continually through year after year and right up to present day. It exists to this very day.”

When asked about how he created a dynasty, Ferguson added: “Time is the secret.

“With young players, it’s not just about who you can create for four, five, six years, you also create a great loyalty.

“They’ll always remember the manager who gave them their first chance, they’ll always appreciate that opportunity they were given.

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