If you told Manchester United fans they wouldn’t get anywhere near winning the Premier League in the five seasons after Sir Alex Ferguson retired, they wouldn’t have believed you.
The Red Devils dominated English football under the Scot and had won eight titles since the turn of the Millennium under the greatest manager the club has ever seen.
But since Ferguson left the club after the 2012/13 campaign, David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and now Jose Mourinho have struggled to follow in his footsteps in the league.
United have finished 7th, 4th and 5th twice in the seasons since Ferguson left and, after their 0-0 home draw against Southampton, sit third - 14 points behind Manchester City having played an extra game.
And with Ferguson turning 76 today, it was fitting that Paul Scholes was talking all about him on Premier League Tonight after their latest setback.
Jake Humphrey asked Scholes about his former boss and the legendary midfielder had some very special things to say about him, as well as talking about the Class of '92.
It really is a fascinating discussion with Scholes, Martin Keown and Owen Hargreaves all involved.
SCHOLES TALKS ABOUT FERGIE AND THE CLASS OF '92
Take a look:
SCHOLES' BRILLIANT FERGUSON STORY
Earlier this year, Scholes told a hilarious story about how Ferguson once reacted when Alex Buttner posted a celebratory picture on social media after a victory.
"Rio Ferdinand was critical of [Paul] Pogba and [Jesse] Lingard posting a goal celebration on social media with the team in sixth place…” Scholes said.
"That's the way it's changed. It would never even have been attempted under Alex Ferguson. When we were growing up, the first-team dressing-room was a sacred place. You had to knock on the door. Even the manager did.
”I remember after a European night here, Alex Buttner took a picture in the dressing room and put it on Instagram or Twitter. The manager went ballistic."
Another reason why Fergie was one of the greatest.
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