39 tro­phies in 27 years un­der Fergie

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There isn’t a foot­ball per­son in the world who doesn’t ad­mire Fer­gu­son. To have suc­cess is easy, but to re­tain suc­cess is not. How­ever, the Scots­man wasn’t a hit im­me­di­ately, as he failed to win any sil­ver­ware un­til four years after his ar­rival at the club. As fans grew frus­trated at the club’s lack of tro­phies, Fer­gu­son looked to be on his way out when United won the 1989/90 FA Cup. De­spite fin­ish­ing 13th in the league that sea­son, the man­ager and play­ers now had a taste for achieve­ment. That tro­phy ul­ti­mately saved Fer­gu­son from be­ing shown the door. If the Scot­tish boss was fired that day, Manch­ester United would not be the club they are to­day. Fer­gu­son went on to win 39 tro­phies in his 27 years at the club, where he es­tab­lished him­self as the great­est man­ager of all time. His de­ter­mi­na­tion and ex­cel­lent man man­age­ment skills were just two of the many key as­pects be­hind his tri­umph. Fer­gu­son re­tired in 2013 as the most in­flu­en­tial man­ager of his time, mak­ing him ar­guably foot­ball’s tough­est ever act to fol­low. After win­ning 13 Premier League ti­tles, who could pos­si­bly re­place the man, who in 2011, had a stand at Old Traf­ford re­named after him?

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