Twenty-five years ago, Sir Alex Ferguson arrived at Old Trafford after some fine success as Aberdeen manager, with the Scot eventually transforming the club’s fortunes to win several pieces of silverware with Manchester United.
On Saturday, Ferguson celebrated the anniversary by watching United edge a close encounter against Sunderland, with Sir Bobby Charlton claiming that the 69-year-old is a legend whose achievements at the club won’t be surpassed.
Charlton told the Sunday Telegraph:”You could see the growth of the young players, and we knew it was only a matter of being patient. And we were patient, because we knew that he was still the man for the job.
“We ran the club, but the playing side was left to him. He was a genius. He is a genius.
“There was nobody better than he was. And his record will now stand forever. I can’t see anybody beating it in my lifetime.
“When you think one or two injuries might have made the difference, he’s brought in a couple of younger players when people think they’re too young. But he doesn’t. He’s just marvellous.”
Ferguson will be hoping that more silverware is captured this season, although the Red Devils remain five points behind Manchester City going into the international break.