Rangers have been mentioned in the trailer for a hotly anticipated documentary film regarding Aberdeen and Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson.
The former Rangers striker grew up a bluenose in Govan and played for the Gers in the 60s after joining as the club’s then record signing, before leaving in circumstances which would mould his entire future.
Never Give In is the story of Sir Alex, widely regarded by many as the greatest football manager of all time, directed by his son Jason Ferguson.
As far as football documentaries go, there are fewer more iconic, inspirational and transformative living figures in the game than Sir Alex Ferguson, now 79.
Rangers are mentioned – along with Celtic – in the trailer as Sir Alex briefly touches on his experiences in Glasgow and the Protestant/Catholic divide in the city.
Whilst problems with sectarianism persist in Glasgow, this issue was much more prevalent in Ferguson’s time and his relationship with Catholic girl Cathy caused problems at Ibrox.
It is a sad indictment of the times and something which has scarred Sir Alex’s relationship with the club he supported as a boy.
United We Stand fanzine editor Andy Mitten has seen the review copy and claims it is “mad” how much Ferguson’s time at Rangers “motivated” him.
Trailer for SAF film. Watched review copy. It's mad how much his Rangers experience/rejection motivated him (& before that, he was about to emigrate to Canada). Almost as mad as his Aberdeen side beating Real Madrid in a European final. https://t.co/Es6NB7vq03
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) May 5, 2021
Ferguson – who won 49 major club trophies in an illustrious career – has previously spoken about how his time at Rangers ended.
The legendary gaffer – who also managed Scotland – claims in the film that he wishes he told a former Rangers director who quizzed the religion of his wife to “f off” [Glasgow Times].
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