10 years after his retirement, the former Manchester United champion is “still scared” of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ashley Young worked under the Scot for two seasons at Manchester United and is currently at Everton where Sean Dyche is another no-nonsense manager.

Ashley Young, a former member of Manchester United, says he is’still afraid’ of Sir Alex Ferguson, despite the fiery Scot’s managerial retirement 10 years ago.

Between 2011 and 2020, Young worked at United for nine years, the first two of which were spent under Ferguson. The adaptable left-sided player was a regular member of the team during the 2012–2013 season when they won the Premier League.

Young played for Inter Milan and Aston Villa after leaving Old Trafford in January 2020 before agreeing to a one-year contract with Everton this summer. Sean Dyche, another no-nonsense manager, is the current manager of the 38-year-old player.

The manager of the Toffees is one of the few ‘old school’ managers, with Ferguson being the finest. And Young acknowledges that when his former employer calls, he still trembles with fear.

When asked which of Ferguson and Dyche was scarier, Young responded to TalkSPORT, “The boss, I’d say. Because he is still in charge, I am not even allowed to call him Fergie.

The other day, I told someone, “When he rings your phone, you picture the boss calling you… When you answer, it’s like, “Turn the music down,” because you’re still afraid of him. Right now!”

Ferguson continues to inspire dread in former players, whether they are his own or the opponent, despite being retired for ten years. When watching United games at Old Trafford, the 81-year-old still commands respect.

When United plays Everton later in the year, he might take pleasure in seeing Young again. The 39-cap England international will spend the season at Goodison Park in the hopes of preventing the Toffees from falling into the Championship.





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