Sir Alex Ferguson set to pass Sir Matt Busby's United milestone

12 December 2010 12:42
Longevity: Sir Alex Ferguson set to celebrate a new milestone

Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping to celebrate passing yet anothermanagerial milestone this week by making sure Manchester Unitedsupporters are kept in the manner to which they have been accustomedsince his arrival at Old Trafford.

Victory against title rivals Arsenal tomorrow night and at Chelseanext Sunday would maintain United's unbeaten Premier League record thisseason.

It would also be an appropriate way to mark Ferguson becoming the longest serving manager in United's history.

When Ferguson takes his place in the dugout for the match at Chelseahe will have been in charge of the club for 24 years, one month and 14days - one more day than Sir Matt Busby's total during two stints, fromOctober 1945 to January 1969 and from December 1970 to June 1971.

Ferguson said: 'I could never have imagined that I would surpass SirMatt's longevity. When I came here, my main thought was to win theleague and that was my driving force. I couldn't visualise that I wouldend up with 24 years behind me, going into my 25th year.

'When I came to United, I had Sir Matt at the club and Bobby Charlton also. They were a comforting part for me. I knew they could understand what I was looking to achieve.

'I think that is what great clubs should be about. They should have people who understand the history of the club and we are fortunate that way.'

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