The BBC’s political editor, Nick Robinson, naming the departing Manchester United manager as ‘the greatest living Briton’, quoted in self-justification today a remark Sir Alex made to a Harvard audience about the lesson he had learned from watching a symphony orchestra. Here’s exactly what Sir Alex said:
I remember going to see Andrea Bocelli, the opera singer. I had never been to a classical concert in my life. But I am watching this and thinking about the co-ordination and the teamwork — one starts and one stops, just fantastic. So I spoke to my players about the orchestra — how they are a perfect team.