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Our boys are growing up, and are now very successful men. It's been an emphatic last few years, since Eric Cantona's 11 month ban for kicking a Crystal Palace fan at Selhurst Park in 1995.
We needed a perfect blend of youth and experience then and some unknown faces were brought up to the side.
Those boys were Gary Neville, Phillip Neville, David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt.

Mark Hughes, Paul Ince and Andrei Kanchelskis were sold and 'Fergie's Fledglings', for whom Ryan Giggs provided the template, came in.

Giggs himself was "bewildered" by the sales and Alan Hansen was adamant: "You don't win anything with kids". But the youngsters fired a new-look side to even greater glory - and another Double in 1996.

"It's always a nice challenge to see young people come through," Ferguson has said. "That's the great beauty of football, it never stops. You win one day and the next you have to start again."

It was hard to believe that these unknown guys would set the mould and catalyst, for the unbelievable treble.

The pinnacle of achievement came in 1999 when, in the space of 10 days in May, Ferguson's United re-wrote the record books.

After wrapping up another double with a comprehensive victory over Newcastle, it was on to Barcelona and a Champions League final against Bayern Munich.

Trailing to Mario Basler's early goal and without the suspended Roy Keane and Paul Scholes, it seemed as if Ferguson was going to miss out on his Holy Grail with injury time fast approaching.

But Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer struck to secure victory and the Scot's famous response: "Football, bloody hell."



That Champions League win was Ferguson's second European triumph at United following the Cup Winners' Cup success in 1991.

And as well as denting Chelsea's current domestic dominance, more success in Europe fires Ferguson and his new look side with Wayne Rooney leading a new-look team.
 

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Fergie is an example to everyone !!!!

Not just in football but in any walk of life.

To have such dedication and commitment to a job he no longer has to do is amazing.

He could have taken the easy option and quit - to relax in Spain or wherever and have the easy life.........but even now at the age of 65 he continues in a high pressure job that must stress him right out - and he continues with so much success and so much ambition its really quite remarkable.........

Just like Sir Matt isn't he :)
 

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He has won every trophy there is to win - is that right? or have not won anything else under Sir Alex? No holy grail.
Another great british manager, Brian Clough won everything except the FA cup.
 

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No offence mate, but why do you have to write in colour??

It's much easier for your fellow forum members to read your posts when the words are black, the forum background is white after all. :)
 

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GeordieMancunian said:
He has won every trophy there is to win - is that right? or have not won anything else under Sir Alex? No holy grail.
Another great british manager, Brian Clough won everything except the FA cup.
Hasn't won the UEFA cup or at least not with United!
 

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I think Tevez will be a big mistake. Look at all the baggage and controversy that has surrounded him since day one ... do we really need that? West Ham united accusing us of 'tapping up' their player. What will follow in the way of legal nightmares and complications, press speculation etc? The media will be out to get us if we sign Tevez in the same way the media have been out to get West Ham since the arrival of Tevez and Maschearano at their club last year. West Hams downfall last season started after the arrival of tevez. People forget that. They say he saved them from relegation, but it wasn't him alone, it was a team effort and coincided with the arrival of lucas neil and mark noble in the west ham team. What about the 20 odd games before that when Tevez failed to score in a single one of them? But the main reason we should never sign Tevez is because of that thieving gypsy slimey toad of an agent/owner who goes by the name of Kia Jorrabchian. That man is a walking time bomb. Just look at what he did at the club corinthians. It caused Tevez to be hated by the fans for the circumstances surrounding his departure from corinthians. The circumstances surrounding his departure from West Ham are less than rosey either, but how long before Joorabchian is threatening to take Tevez from Manchester United unless his exhorbitant demands are met? Furthermore though I believe the way we are signing Tevez ... big club taps up a smaller club- using their muscle to steal away smaller clubs best players scenario, will cause us to be hated thoughout the football world.
^This thread is about something else...you're off-topic!!

Looks like he posted this in the wrong section.:rolleyes:
 

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Anderson's God said:
Hasn't won the UEFA cup or at least not with United!
UEFA Cup - Who would want to win that? That's only for loser teams who can't qualify in the domestic league, or get eliminated from the champions league during the group stages.
 

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carlyluvsunited said:
Fergie is an example to everyone !!!!

Not just in football but in any walk of life.

Just like Sir Matt isn't he :)
Do you really believe that? The man often refers to his proud socialist roots, but is prepared to cosy up to a man like Glazer in order to feather his nest further. He is not the man he would like us to think he is, and hasn't been for a good few years now. If he was, he wouldn't have put his own pocket in front of the club's interests when pursuing the Irish pair over the horse.

Fergie is the greatest living manager in British football, but he will never, ever compare to Sir Matt as a man.
 
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