McIlroy & more: Twitter reacts as Man United legend meets Ryder Cup stars
Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell tweet their thoughts after meeting Sir Alex Ferguson on Tuesday evening
Sir Alex Ferguson was drafted in to give Paul McGinley’s Europe team a motivational talk ahead of the start of the Ryder Cup on Friday.
The Manchester United legend, who retired in May 2013, addressed the team at Gleneagles after Europe stepped up their preparations.
And world number one Rory McIlroy was clearly thrilled to meet his idol as a big United supporter.
What a great first practice day @rydercup ending with a team talk from the man himself Sir Alex Ferguson. Going to bed a happy boy!
— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) September 23, 2014
McIlroy’s fellow Irishman and United fan Graeme McDowell spoke of his delight to end a positive first day with talk by the Red Devils icon.
— Graeme McDowell (@Graeme_McDowell) September 23, 2014
However, Real Madrid fan Sergio Garcia was rather less star-struck than his European team-mates.
It’s always interesting to pick his brain and see what things he’s gone through,” said Garcia. “It was really, really interesting, and I’m actually glad that I got to know him a little bit better.
“There were a lot of little quotes. But obviously hard-working, confidence, belief, never giving up. Those are some of the things he mentioned. Just keep fighting until the end.”