Manchester United Fan Ferguson Fails to Find Winning Formula Despite Name-Change

Mark Bollons@markbollonsFeatured ColumnistAugust 25, 2015

BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 23:  (L-R) Amel Tuka of Bosnia and Herzegovina (L) and Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich of Kenya cross the finish line in the Men's 800 metres semi-final during day two of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 23, 2015 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich is not your average Manchester United fan.

The Kenyan middle-distance runner, who was in action in the men's 800-metre run at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, loves the club so much that he changed his first name in tribute to former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

“I’m a keen fan of the team and their winning mentality, they cannot stop winning and that is why I chose to be known as Ferguson,” he said back in July, as per CapitalFM Sports.

That winning mentality did not rub off on him in time for the final on Tuesday, as the 25-year-old finished just outside the medals in fourth, behind Olympic champion David Rudisha, Poland's Adam Kszczot and Amel Tuka of Bosnia.

Time for the hairdryer from Fergie.

[h/t CapitalFM Sports]

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