This week, Manchester United managerial icon Ferguson made the unsurprising but nevertheless interesting claim that Chelsea, in the aftermath of their takeover by famously impatient owner Russian Roman Abramovich, used an agent to approach him about taking over as manager at Stamford Bridge.
Ferguson claims he rejected the offer outright, but just what might have happened if he had said yes?
How would Chelsea have fared under Ferguson? Would he still have managed to cement such an enduring legendary status? Would United have continued to enjoy such success in the great Scot's absence?