Sir Alex Ferguson’s phenomenal career in numbers

by Sam Peoples

The past couple of days have gone past in a haze for Manchester United fans. On Sunday, Sir Alex Ferguson took charge of his last game as United manager in front of 76,000 adoring fans. He was emotional and so were the fans but the team gave him the perfect send off with Ferdinand’s late winner.

And yesterday’s parade was almost unprecedented. Swarms of fans gathered at Old Trafford to cheer the team on the bus and tens of thousands of fans littered the streets of Manchester and cheered the bus all the way to Albert Square where the party really got started. Check out the gallery here. My personal highlight was Carrick’s unexpected outburst on stage in Albert Square.

Ferguson said that he thought 1999 would never be beaten but that yesterday’s parade did it – praise can’t get any greater.

But, all good things come to an end. United travel to West Brom this weekend and it will be Ferguson’s final farewell to the club that has, in his words, been the most unbelievable experience of his life.

As fans, our unbelievable experience has been to have such a great manager at the helm of our club for nearly three decades. It is hard to comprehend just how much he has done for the club but this brilliant infographic by insure4sport goes some way to showing it.


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