EPL Villain of the Week: Sir Alex Ferguson

Timothy NCorrespondent IOctober 4, 2010

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United at the Stadium of Light on October 2, 2010 in Sunderland, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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While football can be a complicated game and the job of the manager can vary from tactics, training, and managing egos, there is but one job: to win the match.

It is undeniable by anyone from any angle that this is the only thing the manager is supposed to do. How they get there and who they bring with are all secondary and subject to opinion, but they are simply there to win.

Enter possibly the greatest manager of all time in Sir Alex Ferguson.

What he has done in the past two decades has been remarkable and still is. The players he has had under his tutelage are amongst the best of their generations.

When he does retire, he will be missed by supporters and opponents alike for how he has changed the game.

But this season something has changed. Sometimes, it appears that he does not even want to win.

The draw with Everton in which his team gave up two goals in stoppage time and the recent draw with Sunderland are prime examples.

This past week, with a chance to close the gap on Chelsea, he inexplicably left the red-hot Dimitar Berbatov on the bench for the first half, and the Black Cats dominated.

Even after his introduction, they lacked the rhythm to take the game back and once again dropped points.

So, why Sir Alex, why?

Where is the killer instinct and edge that has made United such a glorious club? Where is the desire to run away from the rest of the table and set records for winning?

So, for forgetting what his role is in the world of football and letting down fans of the Premiership, Sir Alex Ferguson is the Premiership Villain of the Week.