Sir Alex Ferguson on the title race, Andy Murray and Mourinho
By Dan WalkerBBC Sport Presenter
Where: BBC One
When: Saturday 9 February, 12:15-13:00 GMT
Interviews: Sir Alex Ferguson, Michael Laudrup, Michu, Chris Coleman
There's nothing quite like a Monday morning in Carrington.
Within a mile's radius the Sharks of Sale are going through their paces, the Sky Blues of City attempt to avoid the prying lenses (it's a bit quieter now for some reason) and just down the road, among the ponies and power cables, you'll find the training home of Manchester United Football Club.
Forget Fergie's famous hairdryer treatment - was the Super Bowl power outage caused by Beyonce's hairdryers?
Normally, the Friday news conference is the only chance to throw a question at Sir Alex - and then only if you're feeling brave. I first interviewed Fergie back in 1999 and it was good to go toe-to-toe with the most decorated man in British football once again.
When I arrived at 08.15 the crew were setting up. In these times of austerity at the BBC,
often uses smaller cameras operated by a producer to save a few pennies but for this shoot we dragged out the big boys - and some fancy chairs - to try to make the final piece look as impressive as possible.
Sir Alex beat us all to the training ground. He arrives in darkness most mornings, planning meticulously for the day ahead and the next game.
During the interview he confirmed that - even at the age of 71 - he's on the training ground everyday "observing" his superstars and never missing a session.
He told me about a couple of tips he had been given about the number of points that would be scored and I followed up with an anecdote about the power-cut in New Orleans
being caused by Beyonce
and her dancers' hairdryers - how's that for the hairdryer treatment?
Sneak preview of Ferguson interview
Our producer then had to give us a gentle cough and confirm "we're rolling" to make sure our 15-minute slot wasn't all taken up by tales of the Baltimore Ravens and just how good Novak Djokovic was in Melbourne.
When the football chat began, Sir Alex was warm and engaging and - for the most part - I avoided any steely stares. It was a genuinely insightful interview, both in terms of reflections on what had gone by in the past 26 years and his vision for the future.
His attention to detail shone through and you could see the glint in his eye when he spoke about building another squad to take into the next few years.
Those of you who saw our
Football Focus interview with Mario Balotelli
- probably the last time we dusted off the multi-cameras - will remember the section where Noel Gallagher quizzed him on the various "myths" surrounding his life.
We're live at the Liberty on Saturday - we'll be speaking to Swansea super striker Michu as the club gets ready for a first major cup final in their 100-year history.
When I asked Sir Alex about the so-called "mind games" of management, he reeled off his own list of myths that surround his life. It makes for some very interesting viewing!
That's not the only reason to tune into BBC 1 at 12:15 on Saturday - you'll love it if you're a fan of the Super Swans. We're live at the Liberty Stadium as Swansea prepare to take on QPR and we'll hear from Michu, top scorer at the club getting ready for
a first major cup final in their 100-year history.
Robbie Savage and Wales manager Chris Coleman will be with us to reflect on
this week's game against Austria
and we'll also be joined live by Michael Laudrup - so if you have any questions for the great Dane, or any comments about the Fergie interview or general Focus stuff, then whack them down below.
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