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Last Updated: Monday, 6 November 2006, 12:24 GMT

Sir Alex Ferguson's 20 years at Manchester United
Brian McClair, Steve Bruce, Mark Hughes, Gary Pallister, Paul Ince, Peter Schmeichel and Eric Cantona
Ferguson's first priority was to overhaul the playing personnel.

"I'm running a football club, not a drinking club," he proclaimed, and with that Norman Whiteside and Paul McGrath were shown the door.

In came men who laid the foundations for future success. He went through the 1m barrier for the first of 49 times to lure Mark Hughes and signed Gary Pallister for a then British record 2.3m.

Ferguson has gone on to break that mark a further four times and has spent in the region of 300m, but it was the 1m he splashed out on Eric Cantona that helped United dominate the domestic scene in the 1990s.



SEE ALSO
Ferguson's human side revealed
04 Nov 06 |  Man Utd
Gary Pallister on Ferguson
04 Nov 06 |  Man Utd

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