Ten fun facts about Sir Alex Ferguson

Fact 1
Ferguson is regarded as one of the most admired and respected managers in the history of the game.

Fact 2
In 1989, three years after he took over, the club nearly sold for $31 million. At present, it's now valued at $3.2 billion.

Fact 3
Before he got there, the club hadn't won a title in 19 years.

Fact 4
He is the longest serving manager of Manchester United, eventually completing more than 26-and-a-half years as the club's manager.

Fact 5
He has won many awards and holds many records including winning Manager of the Year most times in British football history.

Fact 6
In 2008, he became the third British manager to win the European Cup on more than one occasion.

Fact 7
He was knighted in 1999 for his services to the game and also holds the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen.

Fact 8
On May 8, 2013, Ferguson announced his retirement as manager of Manchester United. During his tenure, he won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League and two UEFA Champions.

Fact 9
Alex Ferguson restored Manchester United to a global superpower.

Fact 10
He once ran a pub. He had also worked as an apprentice toolmaker and shop steward in Glasgow.

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is a former Scottish football manager and player who managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013.

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