Old Trafford legend hails boss.
Manchester United will never be able to replace manager Sir Alex Ferguson, according to club legend Sir Bobby Charlton.
The Scot will celebrate 25 years in the Old Trafford dugout on November 6 after winning 27 major trophies in his time at the club.
He has guided the Red Devils to a record 19th league title, usurping rivals Liverpool to get there.
But as he approaches 70, thoughts will inevitably turn to the day he decides to step aside and let someone else take the club forward.
But, in a new book ’19’ chronicling all United’s championship successes, Charlton insists there is no point worrying because getting an exact replacement will be impossible.
“There is no point suggesting anybody else to be manager of Manchester United, there is no one around who can fill his boots,” said Charlton.
“He is the epitome of everything that is good about Manchester United and the ethos of this club. He knows the game inside out.
“The reason everybody performs to their best is that he is in control, not just of his staff and the first team, but the whole of the club, and as a result it operates in unison.
“I hope he can carry on for a long time yet.
“The record of 19 league titles goes down purely to Alex Ferguson.
“From the very first game that Alex took over the team, you knew that we had such a talented manager, and it was only a matter of time that he would get it right.”