Sir Alexander Matthew “Matt” Busby, CBE, KCSG was a Scottish football player and manager, who managed Manchester United between 1945 and 1969 and again for the second half of the 1970–71 season. Enjoy Matt Busby’s best quotes below.
“It’s every manager’s dream, I suppose, to build a team by coaching young players of 15 to 17. That’s why I started a youth scheme.”
“Retire? Me? I’ll go when they get tired of me at Old Trafford or when I can no longer do the job.”
“United is no longer just a football club; it is an institution. I feel the demands are beyond one human being.”
“People get the impression that we approach football without method: that we’re a bunch of skilled individualists. This just isn’t so. I’m all for individuality. But I personally go through every tactical plan before every match.”
“Sometimes it does me good to look back at the days when the living wasn’t so good. I remember in 1945 the dressing-rooms were gone, the park was in ruins, no stand, nothing.”