Published: 11th May 2013
Wednesday 8th May. A day in which the football world was rocked with the saddening news that the great Sir Alex Ferguson will never again be seen chewing on copious amounts of gum whilst bellowing out instructions to yet another triumphant group of Red Devils, or as a matter-of-fact, be seen ferociously twitching beside some poor fourth official like a paronoid schizophrenic who had come face-to-face with an unforgiving Time Lord, eager for him to clock up those infamous Fergie time minutes.
On Sunday May 19th the Scotsman will take charge of his last ever match as Manchester United manager, away at The Hawthorns, home of West Bromwich Albion.
In his 26 years at Old Trafford, Sir Alex notched up an astonishing haul of 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League Titles, five FA Cups and a couple of European Cups – a record that will likely never be rivalled.
Now I’ve finished kissing SAF’s arse…
As regular readers of my work will be well aware already; I’m someone who doesn’t like to write about a subject, or an event, in the same routine morbid manner as others, particularly when I’m writing about the subject closest to my heart. Football.
And so with that in mind I extend my ramblings to a wider and more neutral view point, and summarise the real reasons as to why Manchester United Football Club have dominated English football for the past two decades. Surely this isn’t just down to a solitary Glaswegian fella’, is it?