'Manchester United still haven't found Ferguson's replacement'

London, Feb 4: English Premier League club Manchester United have still not found a suitable successor for their "genius" former manager Alex Ferguson, says football agent Jorge Mendes.

According to Mendes, United chairman Ed Woodward is the right guy to drive Manchester United to find a way to "win important trophies".

File photo of Sir Alex Ferguson

"But at the same time, he has just one problem - it's completely impossible to find someone like Sir Alex Ferguson because he's a god, he's a genius and to find a genius is very difficult," Mendes was quoted as saying by bbc.com Wednesday.

Mendes is the agent of high profile football figures including Portugal's superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho, Spaniard Diego Costa and Angel Di Maria of Argentina.

Ferguson stood down as United manager in May 2013 after collecting 38 trophies in a 27-year reign. Since then the club has struggled to consistently compete and win titles.

He was replaced by fellow Scot David Moyes, who lasted just 10 months. United are now managed by Dutchman Louis Van Gaal and are third in the Premier League table with 43 points from 23 matches, 10 behind leaders Chelsea.


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