Some of the most important ideas actually come out of this process that I call the slow hunch. They start just as hints, intimations of something interesting… They often take five or 10 years to turn into something tangible.
… a good way of summarising a new idea in the smallest possible number of words is to write your own press release about it.
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
I tell them [players] that hard work is a talent too. They need to work harder than anyone else. And if they can no longer bring the discipline that we ask for here at United, they are out.
A single feat of daring can alter the whole conception of what is possible.