United striker Wayne Rooney has stated that Sir Alex Ferguson is a great leader, and that he attempts to recreate the desire and commitment shown by the boss for himself.
"He is a great manager," Rooney told Fifa.com. "He knows which players he can speak to and which players he can shout at, if he needs to.
"He knows how the players react and how to get the best out of them. That's important, especially in this day and age.
"His mentality for the game, his commitment and desire and obviously things that the players try and take on themselves. For me personally, he's been brilliant. He is a great leader of our team."