In light of the launch of the new football gaming phenomenon that is ‘Goaldash’ I decided to look at the top six Sir Alex Ferguson moments in charge of Manchester United.
Sir Alex Ferguson has this weekend insisted he still has no plans to retire despite the fact he turns 70 at the end of this year and the veteran manager will clock up 25 years as Manchester United boss on November 6. Whatever you may think of him, Ferguson is a legend of the modern game and one that will be remembered as probably the greatest ever football manager. Lets have a look at some of his greatest moments during his 25 years at Old Trafford.
1.Securing the Treble 1998/99
Probably he greatest of all Ferguson’s achievement’s, which will be remembered forever by Red Devils fans, was that famous treble in 1999. After winning the Premier League and FA Cup United went and pulled off an astonishing comeback against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final. Injury time goals by Sheringham and Solskjaer sent the fans into wild celebration and Alex Ferguson went into the history books as the only manager in English football to have won the treble.
2. Beating Mourinho to the Premier League 2007/08
Ferguson and Manchester United had gone three years without a title and José Mourinho’s Chelsea looked an unstoppable force. But started United season on-fire with four goals against Fulham in the first 19 minutes of the season and continued this rich vein of from throughout the season. With Cristiano Ronaldo moving from good to great, Ferguson’s team swaggered to the title and Ferguson had his crown back.
3. Winning his first Premier League title 1992/93
After struggling to even hold onto his job in his first season in charge at Old Trafford, Ferguson managed to turn a team of no-hoppers into the inaugural Premier League Champions. It put down a real marker that United were force once again after 25 years in the wilderness and Ferguson’s reign over English football had begun.
4. Winning his second Champions League title 2007/08
Defeating Chelsea on penalties in Moscow will forever be remembered as one of Ferguson’s greatest moments as his Manchester United side became the best club side in Europe for only the second time during his management. The game itself wasn’t a classic but United did enough to win the penalty shoot-out and guarantee Ferguson’s legacy remains.
5. Catching Newcastle United to win the Premier League 1995/96
The most romantic of Ferguson’s titles. Alan Hansen infamously stated that United could not win anything with kids, but they had Eric Cantona and Peter Schmeichel in the form of their lives: the pair combined in a series of 1-0 wins in the run-in as United destroyed Newcastle’s 12-point lead and drove Kevin Keegan to a very public meltdown.
6. Surpassing Liverpool’s 18 with Manchester United’s 19th Premier League Crown 2010/11.
Last season Manchester United became the most successful club in the history of English football and overtook great rivals Liverpool, something that famously Ferguson has always set out to achieve. Will it be 20 for United and Ferguson this season?
‘Goaldash’ is a fabulous concept which fuses the Lottery format with pre-chosen football fixtures. Whereas you may use birthdays or your own favourite numbers to pick your six numbers, with ‘Goaldash’ you need to use your foresight of the Beautiful Game to select the six teams that are likely to score the quickest in the pre-selected 24 fixtures.
It only costs £1 a pop to enter and you have the chance to win a million pounds, every given week.
All you have to do is scour the 48 teams and pick out the 6 teams that are likely to score the quickest on the Saturday afternoon. The matches are chosen from the Premier League, the Football League, as well as the Scottish divisions therefore you will have plenty to work out and strategise before you make your selections.
Playing the Lottery has just got fun, especially as your odds are a damn sight greater.