Charlton, who won three titles during a 17-year career at Old Trafford, admits he continues to be amazed by Ferguson’s ability to overcome all obstacles to consistently challenge for trophies.
The 74-year-old pointed to United’s eight-game winning streak in the league after their 6-1 home defeat by Manchester City last October as a crucial turning point in this campaign.
“So much credit has to go to Alex and his coaches for having United involved in the title race again this season,” Charlton told United Review.
“At the start of every campaign you want to avoid injuries and suspensions, and United have had such incredible misfortune with injuries that it’s really staggering to be in the position we’re in.
“There’s been so much said about Alex – especially this season, with him passing his 25th anniversary with the club – that it’s hard to add anything new. He’s just marvellous, and the way he lifts everyone around him is incredible.
“The best example of that is in the reaction to City’s 6-1 win at Old Trafford earlier this season. It shocked everybody associated with the club and it’s certainly something you hope will never happen again.
“There’s a part of you that would like to set the record straight with a similar win one day. But to come back from that result so strongly speaks volumes for how influential he is.”
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