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Title Would Be Ferguson's Finest Moment

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It is not an easy thing to keep count of Sir Alex Ferguson's trophies over the last quarter of a century at Manchester United but once they have all been carefully added up – 37, if we are going to include the Community Shield – it is difficult to think there have been many more gratifying than the one we can say, with gathering certainty, looks like coming his way at some point over the next month or so.

Not the most dramatic, perhaps, and not the most glorious. His team have won more devastatingly in the past, with a faster tempo and a more obvious sprinkling of stardust. There have been times when they have provided up to half a dozen contenders for the Footballer-of-the-Year awards and made the art of winning football matches look considerably easier,...

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