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Ferguson's half-century - pressure for trophies

After the success of the early 90s, not everything went Sir Alex's way.

1995 was memorable for Manchester United twice snatching defeat from the jaws of victory - first drawing 1-1 at home to West Ham to hand Blackburn the league title (left), then losing the FA Cup final 1-0 to Joe Royle's Everton (right).

But 1995 also marked the birth of Ferguson's famously youthful side of the late 1990s.

David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers all came through into the team, prompting Alan Hansen to declare: "You can't win anything with kids."

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