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Sir Alex Ferguson applauds Steven Gerrard as magnificent

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson hailed Steven Gerrard’s work at Rangers as magnificent. Alex Ferguson and Steven Gerrard were on opposite sides of a rift in the past, but that is no longer the case. Former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson set aside any anti-Liverpool sentiments as he praised Steven Gerrard’s effect on Rangers, another of his former clubs.

Ferguson exalted Gerrard for doing a splendid job at the Ibrox and also commended the 40-year-old for his composure while speaking at press conferences. Ferguson has been impressed, having secured 16 Premier League titles with United and Aberdeen. “Oh, he’s done magnificent,” Ferguson told the Guardian ahead of the release of a documentary about his life.

“He really has, both on and off the field. A press interview can lose you your job in management. But Steven’s press conferences are fantastic. He’s cool, he’s composed, he gives the right answers. He’s really top because it’s an art.”

Gerrard was captain of United’s bitter rivals, Liverpool, from 1998 to 2015, a period that coincided with Ferguson’s glory years at Old Trafford. Gerrard has been in charge at Ibrox for three years and this season he led the team to their first Scottish Premiership crown since 2011, and their 55th overall title.

Great rivals of the Rangers, Celtic went on to win nine Scottish Premiership titles in a row, but under Gerrard’s leadership, they put an end to the Bhoys’ domination this season, cruising to the title in spectacular fashion.

Ferguson said: “The only time I really support Rangers is when they play Celtic. The big one. Jason (Ferguson’s son) is a Celtic fan. I love phoning him up when Rangers have beaten them.

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