Sir Alex Ferguson believes his glorious reign of more than 26 years in charge of Manchester United can be traced back to the success of the Class of '92.
The legendary boss eventually called time on his career at Old Trafford in 2013, but not after more than two decades of glittering success. Under his guidance Manchester United won no less than 13 Premier League trophies and were victorious in the Champions League twice.
Ferguson also won five FA Cups and four League Cups as well. During the Scot's time he managed some of the best players in the world including Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez - but the 72-year-old has put the success he enjoyed down to the spark provided by the successful Class of '92 which came through the ranks together at Old Trafford.
That includes the likes of David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville, all of whom enjoyed trophy-laded careers before hanging up their boots.
He told BT Sport: “Many people have different interpretations of what I’ve made Manchester Utd over the last 26 years, with great players, Rooney, Ronaldo, Cantona, Keane, Robson, Schmeichel, there’s too many to talk about.
"But honestly I think the spirit of Manchester United has come from the ’92 team. I think that gave everyone at the club, not just the supporters, myself, my staff the directors, Bobby Charlton who was brought up in the Matt Busby era, it brought back the history of Manchester Utd, no question.”
Since Ferguson retired, his replacement David Moyes has come and gone while new manager Louis van Gaal is faring slightly better and has guided his side to third place in the Premier League so far this season.
Sir Alex Ferguson was speaking to Clare Balding as part of a BT Sport Christmas Day double-bill of ‘Clare Balding Meets’