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Sourav Ganguly reveals favourite football club, hopes the gaffer brings back glory days

06:00 PM Nov 19, 2020 |

The Board of Control for Cricket in India president Sourav Ganguly revealed his favourite football club in an Instagram Live chat on official handle of Indian Super League.

Ahead of ISL's new season, Ganguly revealed that the Premier League giant Manchester United is his favourite club. Ganguly also hopes that the gaffer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brings back the glory days.

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ISL, meanwhile, is set to kickoff on November 20 in Goa with Kerala Blasters taking ATK Mohun Bagan. Ganguly is one of the directors of ATK Mohun Bagan.

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"My favourite club is Manchester United. They are not at their best at the moment, but this can happen in sport, I thought they will recover under Solskjaer last year, but this year has been different. Hopefully, they will recover and hopefully, under Solskjaer, they will get where they used to be. Everyone thinks about what Alex Ferguson achieved, but people like Alex Ferguson don't come along easily, he is once a generation type of coach," Ganguly told broadcaster Anant Tyagi.

Ferguson is well known for managing Manchester United from 1986 to 2013. He is also considered to be one of the greatest managers to have graced the sport and he has won more trophies than any other manager in the history of football.

During his 26 years with Manchester United, Ferguson won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League titles. He was knighted in the 1999 Queen's Birthday Honours list for his services to the game.

He retired from management at the end of the 2012-13 season, having won the Premier League in his final season. Currently, the club is managed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

During the 2019-20 season, Manchester United finished at the third spot in the Premier League. However, in the ongoing 2020-21 season, the club has not managed to get off to a good start. United is currently placed in the 14th position with 10 points from seven matches in the Premier League 2020-21 season. The side will next take on West Brom on Saturday.

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