The Rundown

14 iconic images from Sir Alex Ferguson’s career

The Rundown

We take a look at some of the defining images from Sir Alex Ferguson's career after he retired from football management.

1. Lifting the European Cup Winners' Cup after his Aberdeen side beat Real Madrid 2-1 on 11th May 1983

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2. Appointed manager of Manchester United on 6th November 1986.

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3. Winning the FA Cup in 1990 after a 1-0 replay win against Crystal Palace.

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4. Signing Eric Cantona from Leeds in 1993. Smart move.

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5. Winning his first League title with Manchester United in 1993.

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6. Winning the title with kids in 1996 - David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Gary and Phil Neville.

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7. Winning the treble of the European Cup, the Premier League and the FA Cup in 1999.

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8. Being knighted in 1999.

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9. Announcing his first retirement during the 2001/2002 season.

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10. 2003 sees a change in the Premier League landscape after Roman Abramovich takes ownership of Chelsea, raising the bar for Fergie.

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11. PIZZAGATE – In October 2004, Manchester United end Arsenal's 49-game unbeaten Premier League run, in acrimonious circumstances, a member of the Arsenal squad allegedly threw a pizza at the opposition in the tunnel. Everyone assumed it was Ashley Cole, but it was actually a 17-year-old Cesc Fabregas...

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12. Wins Champions League for the second time in 2008 with victory in a penalty shoot-out over Chelsea, following 1-1 draw.

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13. Manchester United win the 13th League title of Fergie's reign and 20th overall courtesy of a 3-0 win over Aston Villa - Robin van Persie (Fergie's big summer acquisition in 2012) scores a hat-trick.

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14. 2013 - Manchester United announce that Sir Alex Ferguson is to retire at the end of the season following the final Premier League game against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

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