Paul McGrath, the former Manchester United footballer, was once offered a massive amount of £100k by Sir Alex Ferguson to retire; however, the player turned down the offer. The Irishman secured the FIFA player of the year award in 1993 and also played at Old Trafford for 7 long years, and his final three regions for the Red Devils were under Alex Ferguson.
The manager was eventually looking to implement changes in the club and bring a long waited title to their club, and as a consequence, this happened.
Alex Ferguson offered a lump sum amount to Paul McGrath
Alex Ferguson primarily sought to get rid of the drinking culture in the club, Manchester United, and in that regard, he targeted the biggest drinker in the club at that time, which was definitely Paul McGrath, and offered him a lump sum amount of £100k to retire. McGrath even struggled with booze during his adult life, and this problem of his almost cost him his career before he was 30. However, despite these, McGrath was able to play more and rejected the offer of Sir Alex Fergusson swiftly.
Paul McGrath, in this regard
Paul McGrath told the Telegraph in this regard that Sir Alex Fergusson got him into the room and simply said that they’d like him to stop playing football, simple as that. And Fergusson also said that they were willing to give him £100,000 to quit playing football altogether and simply go back to Ireland.
However, Paul McGrath also stated that he spoke to his teammates Kevin Moran and Bryan Robson, ad he simply said that he wanted to play because he thought that he could still do something in the sport. Hence, the then PFA, Gordon Taylor, told Ferguson that Paul’s playing on, and we could work well for the manager. He also told Alex Ferguson that he is going to play football either there or anywhere else.
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