A Very Merry Manchester United Christmas!

Manchester United Xmas Girls

Alex Ferguson's Stretford End Banner

Alex Ferguson's Stretford End Banner
The Impossible Dream, Made Possible

The 72-metre long banner, which cost £3,600 to make and was funded by donations from United fans, covers the full width of Old Trafford's Stretford End.

The banner depicts Ferguson and the 37 major trophies he has won during his remarkable quarter of a century reign at Manchester United.

It continues a long tradition of celebratory banners to be unveiled at Old Trafford by the Stretford End flags group, including tributes to the victims of the 1958 Munich air disaster, and several famous dedications to playing heroes such as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Ryan Giggs and George Best.

Alex Ferguson Stand

Sir Alex Ferguson Stand at Old Trafford

Manchester United legend David Beckham has hailed Alex Ferguson as the greatest manager in football following his 25th anniversary at the Old Trafford helm.

Ferguson celebrated a quarter of a century in charge of United on November 6th 2011, and has won the support and praise of players past and present.

The club also paid special tribute to Ferguson, by renaming the North Stand in his honour and unveiling plans to erect a statue to stand outside the stadium.

Alex Ferguson - 26 Glorious Years

Sir Alex Ferguson: The Official Manchester United Celebration of 26 Years at Old Trafford

Alex Ferguson - 25 Glorious Years
With 26 years as manager of Manchester United, Alex Ferguson is the longest serving manager in their history after overtaking Sir Matt Busby's record on 19 December 2010. His tenure is also the longest of all the current League managers. During this time, Ferguson has won many awards and holds many records including winning Manager of the Year most times in British football history. In 2008, he became the third British manager to win the European Cup on more than one occasion.

The Trophies:

Premier League (13)

FA Cup (5)

League Cup (4)

FA Charity/Community Shield (10)

Champions League (2)

Cup Winners' Cup (1)

UEFA Super Cup (1)

Intercontinental Cup (1)

FIFA Club World Cup (1)

The Facts:

38 Major trophies won at Old Trafford

9,496 Days spent in charge of Manchester United

936 Games won as Manchester United manager

1010 The most appearances by a single player under Ferguson at Old Trafford – Ryan Giggs

40 Oldest player - Edwin van der Sar

1,058 Managers in English game who have been sacked, resigned or left by mutual consent since he took over

Sir Alex Ferguson: The Official Manchester United Celebration of 26 Years at Old Trafford