Fergie led the club to 13 Premier League titles before retiring after his triumph in the 2012/13 season.
Since then, it’s been pretty rough.
David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho haven’t got anywhere near a title challenge and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will do well to last the season at the wheel.
Following Saturday’s terrible 2-1 loss at home to Crystal Palace, it’s the perfect time to look back at when United were actually pretty good.
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And eight years ago today, they were very, very good.
They welcomed Arsenal to Old Trafford and absolutely spanked them 8-2.
But this wasn’t a star-studded United side. Instead, they just had the greatest manager football has ever seen.
The United XI looked like this:
GK - David de Gea
RB - Chris Smalling
CB - Phil Jones
CB - Jonny Evans
LB - Patrice Evra
RM - Nani
CM - Tom Cleverley
CM - Anderson
LM - Ashley Young
ST - Wayne Rooney
ST - Danny Welbeck
How did that XI beat an Arsene Wenger side 8-2? Fergie, that’s how.
Rooney bagged himself a hat-trick, Young scored twice, while Welbeck, Nani and Ji-Sung Park also got themselves on the scoresheet.
United agonisingly missed out on the title that season thanks to Sergio Aguero’s last-gasp winner on the final day for Manchester City.
But Fergie made sure he left United on a high the following season, winning his 13th title by 11 points.News Now - Sport News