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Massimo Taibi gives surprising Sir Alex Ferguson verdict when assessing Manchester United spell

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Sir Alex Ferguson has been labelled a 'democratic dictator' by his former Manchester United goalkeeper Massimo Taibi. Arriving from Aberdeen in 1986, Ferguson went on to spend the rest of his managerial career at Old Trafford, eventually retiring in 2013.

During his 27 year reign, Ferguson won 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, four League Cups, two Champions Leagues and FIFA Club World Cup.

His historic reign has gone down in United folklore with successors to Ferguson finding it difficult it is to live up to his achievements.

One player who spent a brief (and ill-fated_ time under his management was Massimo Taibi. ALSO READ: Ferdinand reveals Ferguson warning to players The Italian goalkeeper made four appearances for United in the 1999/00 season but conceded 11 goals including a 5-0 hammering against Chelsea and a famous mistake against Southampton.

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