On October 11, 2011, a 6-1 score line separated the Reds of Manchester from the Blues. Labelled according to Sir Alex Ferguson as “the worst in my history”, United’s 6-1 home defeat at the hands of noisy neighbors Manchester City was definitely a low point in his illustrious career.
He also admitted that the defeat was an “embarrassment” as then City manager Roberto Mancini ran all over them thus making it his “worst ever day” in management. For Sir Alex to admit such a horrible day in his otherwise exceptional managerial career really showed that the lost to their city rivals surely took a toll on him.
The result left the United fans angered as they threw their complaints at the Glazer family, who were seen rushing away from Old Trafford. To add insult to injury, the loss was one of the stepping stones that eventually led to City stealing the title from United in the dying seconds of the season on goal difference. Surely a moment the legendary Scot, and his faithful fans, would love to erase.