Twitter Stock- Eight areas of inspiration for Man Utd’s Mike Phelan
The open-minded club legend is always on the lookout for external inspiration and regularly uses his official Twitter account to share his favourite sources of motivation with followers.
Phelan has long held a passion for education throughout his respective playing and coaching careers, but this was undoubtedly stoked during his successful period working alongside Sir Alex Ferguson, who famously inspired his players in all manner of unique ways.
Our former manager’s team talks have become the stuff of legend, but he also had other means: the boss was known to take his players to military ‘away days’ in the early 1990s and, near the end of his reign, he invited the Chilean Miners to visit before an important league match against Arsenal.
There were more simple methods, too: Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken about Sir Alex’s office housing a photo of 11 New York construction workers eating atop a high-rise crossbeam, while Rio Ferdinand has joked how he stopped training to highlight flocks of geese flying in a perfect formation, to emphasise teamwork.