Author: Stretford End
Picture it now. May 2002. United’s last game resulted in a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal and the recently dethroned champs host Charlton Athletic. Today, is the final Manchester United fixture for a legend of the game, Sir Alex Ferguson, who has won an amazing seven League titles and European Cup in his time at the club – a superb achievement that no one will match again.
United end a disappointing season with a 0-0 draw, however many Reds are looking forward to new manager Sven Goran Ericksson taking over after the World Cup finals and injecting some new ideas. He has a lot to live upto, but a manager of his calibre should be able to pick up where the previous manager left off.
Thankfully, this didn’t happen and here we look at ‘the butterfly effect’ of what would have happened had Sir Alex not be persuade by his wife to stay at the Old Trafford helm. We, as always, welcome your feedback and suggestions
August 2002 – New boss gets off to a flyer against WBA
January 2003 – Arsenal sign Ronaldo in January transfer window
April 2003 – Arsenal end United’s title push
September 2004 – Sven sacked, Keano in!
January 2005 – Troubled United bring in Anelka
May 2005 – United humbled at home to Chelsea and Wayne Rooney
May 2006 – Arsenal lift European Cup
May 2008 – Chelsea lift European Cup
January 2009 – ITV pundit Fergie has a pop at Benitez
May 2009 – Liverpool make it 19
January 2011 – Virgin arena and The Red Pirates are born
Thanks God for Cathy Ferguson who changed Sir Alex’s mind!