Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In is to be released in cinema on 27th May and will then run on Amazon Prime in the UK and Ireland from 29th May.

The film is a DNA and Passion Pictures production in association with Ventureland produced by BAFTA winner, Andrew Macdonald (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later,), Oscar winner, John Battsek (One Day in September, Searching for Sugar Man) and BAFTA Award-nominee, Allon Reich (The Last King of Scotland, Never Let Me Go).

Recovering from a life-threatening brain haemorrhage and acutely aware that his memory might desert him, the legendary football manager begins to recount the most important stories of his life, both in and out of football, to his son Jason in. Stories of growing-up and family, alongside sporting triumph and failure, the film includes deeply moving insights from his wife and sons, as well as former players, along the way.

Featuring exclusive and previously unseen archive footage as well as testimonies from his wife and three sons, comes a revealing and deeply personal documentary about the life of Sir Alex Ferguson, from his working-class roots in Glasgow to his career as one of the greatest football managers of all time. It is directed by Sir Alex’s son, Jason Ferguson.

The film features candid interviews with Sir Alex, his wife Cathy, his three sons, as well as former colleagues and elite players including Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs, Gordon Strachan and Archie Knox.

Speaking about the documentary Sir Alex Ferguson says, “Losing my memory was my biggest fear when I suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2018. In the making of this film I was able to revisit the most important moments of my life, good and bad. Having my son Jason direct this film has ensured an honest and intimate account.”

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Jon Creamer

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