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Sir Alex Ferguson's greatest Manchester United achievements

03 Nov 2011 16:38:18

Sir Alex Ferguson's greatest Manchester United achievements

When you can leave multiple trophy wins outside of your five greatest moments, you know you have done something right as a manager.

The silverware has rolled into Manchester United's trophy cabinet in the last 20 years, but Sportsmail can't fit them all in as we list Sir Alex Ferguson's finest achievements during his time at Old Trafford.

The first trophy Sir Alex Ferguson had come as close as he ever would to getting the sack earlier in the season, and the third-round victory over Nottingham Forest is often cited as the turning point in his and Manchester United's fortunes.

The club went on to lift the FA Cup, winning a final replay against Crystal Palace. Champions: The 1993 Premier League was United's first top-flight title since 1967 1993 - The first titleThe signing of Eric Cantona, who had just won the league with Leeds, proved inspirational to Manchester United and they went on to win the first Premier League title campaign by 10 points from Aston Villa.

The phrase 'You'll win nothing with kids' came back to haunt Alan Hansen as Fergie's Fledglings shrugged off a slow start to pip Newcastle to the league title and beat Liverpool in the FA Cup final. His second United double after 1994.

The strike partnership between Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke proved unstoppable as United reclaimed the league title from Arsenal, easily beat Newcastle in the FA Cup final and then pulled off the most stunning of last-gasp victories in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich. Ferguson was knighted two weeks later.

Ferguson's United piled on the pain for big-spending Chelsea, winning the Premier League and then seeing off Avram Grant's side on penalties in the final of the Champions League in Moscow.


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