Sir Alex Ferguson: Five greatest moments

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Sir Alex Ferguson has enjoyed one of the greatest careers in the history of football management, guiding Manchester United to countless trophies after taking over at Old Trafford back in 1986.

It’s hard to believe that the Scot nearly lost his job during the 1989-90 season, when a goal from Mark Robins against Nottingham Forest is thought to have kept him in the hot seat despite a poor run of form.

Ferguson was building for the future however, and the birth of the Premier League led to a period of great success for the Red Devils domestically. Over the past two decades, United have won 12 of the 20 titles that have been on offer.

The club’s success has been built on stability provided by the manager, who oversaw his 1,000th league game in charge away to Southampton at the weekend.

And, in honour of the great achievement, GiveMeFootball decided to pick the five best moments in the 70-year-old Glaswegian’s sensational career. Check out the selections below, and let us know your thoughts at the bottom of the story…

Manchester United win the inaugural Premier League title - 1992/93


Manchester United beat Bayern Munich to claim a famous treble - 1998/99




Manchester United secure the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo - 2003


Manchester United beat Chelsea to lift a second Champions League - 2007/08



Manchester United overtake Liverpool by claiming a 19th English league title - 2010/11



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