Law: Fergie will retire as greatest
Denis Law believes that when Sir Alex Ferguson retires it will mark the end of a remarkable dynasty. The Manchester United manager, who turns 68 on 31 January, has no plans to call it a day again after reversing an earlier decision to quit.
Law believes Ferguson will go down in history as one of the greats, alongside fellow Scots Sir Matt Busby, Liverpool's Bill Shankly and Celtic's Jock Stein.
"When Alex retires maybe at 95 or 100, he will probably turn out to be the greatest manager the game has ever seen," former Old Trafford and Scotland star Law said on MUTV. "When you look at the great managers, Busby, Shankly and Stein, he will be in that category.
"They all came from working-class backgrounds and football has always been a working- class game. There is a passion among Scottish managers that other countries do not have. Coming from a hard working area they wanted to entertain the people but those days have gradually gone."
Ferguson had to endure a bumpy ride after arriving at Old Trafford from Aberdeen, where he won the European Cup Winners' Cup and managed to outwit the Old Firm. It took him four years to win his first trophy, eventually winning the FA Cup in 1990.
"You go back to his time at Aberdeen, the main teams in Scotland are Celtic and Rangers," said Law. "He came in and knocked them down. The success he had was fantastic.
"After he came to United things didn't go too well and if they hadn't won the FA Cup in that particular year, there might have been a change. But United realised you can't come into a club and have instant success and stuck by him."