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Watch: Flashback – Is this Alex Ferguson’s Greatest Achievement?

Sir Alex Ferguson won everything with Manchester United but did his finest hour come during a much earlier chapter in his career?

On this day (11th May) in 1983, he lifted his maiden European honour; The Cup Winners’ Cup after defeating Alfredo Di Stefano’s Real Madrid in the final.

It was a feat achieved not with a giant of European football like Manchester United or with players such as Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes. Instead, the heroes that night were a young Gordon Strachan and Alex Mcleish and the team was the somewhat more modest outfit of Aberdeen.