Sir Alex Ferguson Rocks
Manchester United’s 19th league title sees the club finally surpass historical enemies Liverpool as the holders of the most English league titles. The record breaking league title also marks Manchester United supremo Sir Alex Ferguson’s 12th Premier League title and comes 25 years after the success hungry manager declared in public that he wanted to knock the all conquering Anfielders off their bloody perch.
As a player, Sir Alex Ferguson appeared for Queens Park, St Johnstone and Dunfermline before he was sold to boy hood idols Glasgow Rangers for a record breaking transfer fee of £65,000 in the summer of 1967. The consistent centre forward later played for Falkirk and finally Ayr United where a niggling injury forced him to finish his professional playing career at the end of the 1973–74 season. The Glaswegian started his long and illustrious managerial career at East Stirlingshire before the working class hero eventually decided to move on to St Mirren and then Aberdeen. While managing The Dons, the former shipyard apprentice broke the Old Firm dominance of Scottish football winning three Scottish Premier League titles, the Scottish Cup four times and the Scottish League Cup twice. A legend in his own time, Sir Alex Ferguson was appointed manager at Old Trafford in November 1986 and won his first league title with Manchester United in 1993.