Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In

Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In

It would be impossible for me to be objective about this documentary in any way, so no star rating, but I absolutely loved every minute of it. Directed by Ferguson's son, there is of course a lionized approach to his life and career. While it may hint at a few of his less proud moments, it never dwells on the negatives, instead staying focused on his humble beginnings and the lofty achievements he would eventually earn.

Part of the problem with a 2 hour documentary on Ferguson is there is just far too much story, and things will have to be left out. So I did appreciate that so much of this documentary is about his early life, and his playing/managerial career in Scotland because I do find that is perhaps the most overlooked aspect of his life. There is also the feeling, thanks in part to the framing device of his 2018 health scare, that the documentary will serve more of a personal reflection for him, rather than your standard "great man and all his accomplishments" doc. I'm also just an easy mark for anything surrounding the 1999 Champions League final (The Class of 92 is another personal favourite), so I really just can't hear "and Solskjaer has won it" without getting a cheesy grin.

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