39 trophies in 27 years under Fergie
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?