Sir Alex Ferguson has picked out his favourite memory involving Manchester United fans from his 26-plus year spell as manager.
Ferguson was Man United boss between 1986 and 2013. In that time, they won the league title 13 times. They won the FA Cup five times and they lifted the League Cup on four occasions. They also won the Champions League in 1998/99 and in 2007/08.
But the legendary boss has pinpointed his first league title win in 1992/93 as his favourite moment involving the Red Devils faithful.
Speaking during the promotion of the Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In film, as cited by Manchester Evening News, the 79-year-old took time to recall that “unbelievable” time:
“Oh, the day we won the league for the first time. God almighty! I couldn’t get out the car park!
“There were thousands of them. I went there in the afternoon because they wanted a photograph taken with the trophy and I went there at about three o’clock. There were thousands there and I couldn’t get out of my car, they were engulfing me. It was unbelievable.
“So what you were doing that day was satisfying the anxiety and relief of 26 years. That’s what I was doing that day. These supporters had been suffering for 26 years and finally that day they showed their love for me. They could have made me President for that day!”
This league title win came at a vital time for Ferguson. It came at the end of his sixth season in charge and he was famously close to losing his job before the 1992/93 campaign.
He added: “I think there were periods when you’re through a spell of not winning games… 1989 in December, we never won a game.
“I was brought up in a working-class background. Giving in and having doubts never surfaced within me. I was always positive about where I was going, I would look at all my training notes, my team selections and the next day was always going to be better for me, so the doubts came from other people, not from me.”