Sir Alex Ferguson would have celebrated 25 years in charge on Sunday

Sir Alex Ferguson

Author: Stretford End

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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

BBC mock up - Solskjaer

January 2003 – Arsenal sign Ronaldo in January transfer window

Arsenal sign Ronaldo

April 2003 – Arsenal end United’s title push

Arsenal beat United 4-1

September 2004 – Sven sacked, Keano in!

Roy Keane takes over at Manchester United

January 2005 – Troubled United bring in Anelka

Anelka signs for United

May 2005 – United humbled at home to Chelsea and Wayne Rooney

Chelsea beat United at Old Trafford

May 2006 – Arsenal lift European Cup

Arsenal European Cup Champions 2006

May 2008 – Chelsea lift European Cup

Chelsea win the European Cup

January 2009 – ITV pundit Fergie has a pop at Benitez

Fergie/Benitez rant

May 2009 – Liverpool make it 19

Liverpool win title number 19

January 2011 – Virgin arena and The Red Pirates are born

The Glazers rename Old Trafford

Thanks God for Cathy Ferguson who changed Sir Alex’s mind!

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13 Comments on Sir Alex Ferguson would have celebrated 25 years in charge on Sunday

  1. Some quality spoof articals there.

    Just goes to show that giving someone the time to build really pays off. On the pitch and off.

  2. Great article – just shows to go you that what looks like a good choice at the time can be so wrong.

  3. Great stuff ! Have just tweet the link for Indonesian tweeps.
    Amazing to think what SAF has achieved, we’re forever grateful.

  4. Nice one guys! I can imagine it would’ve taken some time to do this one… If you ever need any assistance photoshopping drop me a mail. Happy to help.

  5. this is really sick nonsense, cmmon concentrate on proper issues not this nonsense. this paranoia is ridiculous.

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