Thank you Sir Alex

Cantona and Ferguson

As a Man Utd fan of 21 years, all I’ve known is the managerial reign of Sir Alex Ferguson. He has overseen the most successful period in our club’s history and we owe him a debt of gratitude. The best ever? Probably.

Premier League (13) – 1993, ’94, ’96, ’97, ’99, 2000, ’01, ’03, ’07, ’08, ’09, ’11, ’13
FA Cup (5) – 1990, ’94, ’96, ’99, 2004
League Cup (4) – 1992, 2006, ’09, ’10
Champions League (2) – 1999, 2008
FIFA Club World Cup – 2008
European Super Cup – 1992
European Cup Winners’ Cup – 1991
Inter-Continental Cup – 1999

I’ve been lucky enough to be present at Old Trafford a few times each year in the past three seasons. The last United game I saw him take charge of was the Liverpool game in January with the side winning 2-1. I was gutted when Eric Cantona, my favourite United player, left the club and have similar feelings today. Enjoy your retirement Sir Alex and thanks again.

United vs Liverpool

Van Persie scores United's first against Liverpool
I was in Manchester yesterday for what is generally considered the biggest fixture in our season, the match against Liverpool. They’re the two most successful clubs in England and the rivalry runs deep. To be honest, I haven’t experienced an atmosphere like it at Old Trafford before.

United went ahead with a Van Persie goal inside 20 minutes and should have added more before the break. Vidic bundled home a header after the break but Liverpool looked resilient and grabbed one back almost straight away. United seemed to be pegged back for the remainder of the game and Howard Webb didn’t do us any favours in bottling a few decisions. We got the result though (2-1) and the gap is still as it was to Man City. Thanks to Helen, a Liverpool fan, and great friend for coming along.

2OLEGEND

It was announced this week that United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is leaving his position as reserve team coach to manage his home club in Norway. The best of luck to him and hopefully we’ll see him back at the club at some point in the future. 20LEGEND