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Tommy Docherty
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Club as Coach Manchester United

2014 02 15 Retrieve

[Tommy Docherty, former teammate of Sir Tom Finney, on hearing of the Preston Plumber’s death on Friday at the age of 91] He was something else, the Lionel Messi of his day. He was a great person and a lovely man. I never heard him criticise anyone. I think he was the best [winger] ever. I never heard anyone say a disrespectful word about him

2014 11 15 Retrieve

[Tommy Docherty on two of his successors as Manchester United manager] There is no doubt that Van Gaal’s record on the continent is fantastic, but perhaps he hasn’t appreciated that the Premier League is a different ball game. Moyes was treated very harshly at United, and this season is proving that. Van Gaal has spent a fortune in the transfer market and yet, despite having a worse record than Moyes at this stage, there is no clamour for his head. He has made too many changes, too quickly. Big-money additions should be the finished article, and that is not what we are seeing. Angel Di Maria should be the best player in the Premier League, but he’s only impressed in glimpses. And as for Falcao, well he’d get injured on A Question of Sport (television show).

2018 07 04 Retrieve

[former Red Devils boss Tommy Docherty on Duncan Edwards] George Best was something special, as was Pelé and Maradona but, in my mind, Duncan Edwards was much better in terms of all-round ability and skill