Sir Alex Ferguson gives talk ‘gold’ to Sale players before Premiership final

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Sale have been tapping into the big-match experience of Sir Alex Ferguson in the leadup to the Premiership final against Saracens at Twickenham on Saturday. The former Manchester United manager was invited to address the Sharks squad on Tuesday and gave the players tips on how to deal with the pressure of the occasion.

The Sharks have not featured in a Premiership final since 2006 and Ferguson, a friend and racing associate of the club’s co-owner Ged Mason, advised them that concentration held the key to trophy success. “You’re not there to enjoy it, you’re there to win,” he told the players, having joked they should also avoid wearing white suits for the occasion.

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Written by Robert Kitson
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