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Sir Alex Ferguson worried that manager will end Man United title hopes

Manchester United have found titles hard to come by since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. Now that the Red Devils are in the top five and only a few points away from the top of the table, the legendary manager is concerned that one of the clubs below his former team will be their downfall.

At a recent event [per the Metro] Fergie revealed that he feels Man United’s toughest challenge will be Liverpool, now managed by former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp, who have already risen to seventh on the table after just over a month on the job.

Fergie said that Klopp’s “personality, drive and knowledge” have made – and will continue to make – a huge difference at Anfield.

‘He’s a fantastic personality – with those big white teeth always showing,’ Ferguson told an audience at a recent event.

‘Even at Newcastle when they lost the second goal he goes over to (opposing manager) Steve McClaren to congratulate him. That’s class, that. And the work he did at Dortmund.

‘I know him quite well from the coaching seminars. He’s going to make a difference at that club with his personality, drive and knowledge. Things are looking up there.

‘I’m worried about him because the one thing United don’t want is Liverpool to get above us.’

In a seven-year tenure at Borussia Dortmund, Klopp led the team to some of their best seasons in club history, winning the Bundesliga title twice, along with the DFB-Pokal, DFL-Supercup twice, and a runner-up finish in the Champions League.

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