Alex Ferguson knew that United would struggle this season

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Perfect timing for former Man United boss?

Date: 10th March 2014 at 11:00am
Written by Chris Knight

In May of last year, Sir Alex Ferguson made the decision to finally retire from his position at Manchester United after an unprecedented managerial reign spanning four decades. Having avenged the previous campaign’s heartbreaking conclusion by reclaiming the Premier League crown from 'noisy neighbours' Manchester City, Ferguson decided that enough was enough and the time was right for him to finally step down, eleven years after his u-turn on the matter. The record 20th Premier League triumph for the club confirmed that he had achieved his well documented goal of knocking Liverpool 'off their perch.' Over his tenure the Scot oversaw a number of cycles of domestic and European success interspersed with the occasional fallow years. From the Eric Cantona-inspired United of the 1990s right through to the last title success spearheaded by Robin Van Persie, Ferguson successfully masterminded the re-generation of multiple Manchester United sides. Each and every period of difficulty encountered under his reign resulted in years of sustained success. With his successor David Moyes enduring a very difficult start to life at Old Trafford, it is apparent that this current ... Read More


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