How Alex Ferguson ruthlessly overhauled Man Utd in the late 1980s

It is easy to reel off the phenomenal achievements of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, two Champions League trophies…and the rest. He delivered United’s first league title in 26 years and installed the club as most successful English football has ever seen by catching and eventually overtaking Liverpool.

Since his retirement in 2013, his impact has arguably been felt even more as successor after successor fail to match what he did and the club he once controlled every inch of struggles to find the necessary new structure to thrive once more.

Man Utd haven't won the Premier League since Ferguson retired

Man Utd haven’t won the Premier League since Ferguson retired / Tom Jenkins/Getty Images

United had been a big club since the early 1900s, while Ferguson was hot property in the mid-1980s thanks to his success with Aberdeen in Scotland and had been linked with a number of sides before the phone call from Manchester in 1986, including Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham.

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