Well during Alex Ferguson’s time at United, they were a formidable team in England but regardless, the manager still had his regrets.
In an exclusive interview with MUTV, Ferguson said not getting a certain player involved in the 2008 Champions League final against Chelsea still hurts him.
At that time, teams were only permitted to list seven substitutes in Europe’s elite club competition, but now 12 are permitted on the bench for the most recent final between Liverpool and Tottenham.
Well, former South Korea international Ji-sung Park was one of the unlucky players who missed out on a spot to feature in the final, this happened to be a difficult decision Ferguson had to make in his time in football.
“To win the European Cup is fantastic. It was a really great bunch of players with a great attitude about them and a good, strong squad,” he said.
“My problem in the 2008 final, maybe I even regret it to this day, was I left Ji-sung Park out completely in the final. He’d played such a great role and that’s the problem when you get to these finals,” Fergie conceded.
Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson further recalled something similar happened to Dimitar Berbatov in 2011 during the Champions League against Barcelona.