Ferguson endured a turbulent initial relationship with Manchester United fans when he joined as manager in 1986.
His first years at the club lacked success, and his job appeared to be on the line following a 5-1 drubbing by Manchester City in 1989.
But Fergie recovered to win the 1990 FA Cup (bottom left, with Bryan Robson), then registered his first Premier League title in 1993 (top left, after a title-sealing victory over Blackburn at Old Trafford).
More league titles followed and Ferguson completed league and FA Cup doubles in 1994 and 1996 (right, with the 1996 trophies).
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