Sir Alex Ferguson anniversary

Following Ferguson's fortunes

November 1, 2011
By Will Tidey
(Archive)
When Alex Ferguson took over as Manchester United manager on November 6, 1986, he inherited a slumbering giant, slumped in the relegation zone and without a league title in 19 years.

For an eight-year-old at the dawn of an obsession, the heady days of Best, Charlton and Law I'd been sold on were nowhere to be seen. This was Liverpool's world, and not even the god they called Bryan Robson could do anything about it. Something had to give, and with the departure of Ron Atkinson came a no-nonsense ...

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