Wow. Today is Alex Ferguson's 77th birthday, and a video that has started to do the rounds on social media is sure to invoke fond memories for the club's supporters. 'Fergie' was at the helm at Old Trafford for 27 years, overseeing a period which saw United become the dominant force in the English game.
He won an astounding 13 Premier League titles during his time in charge, as well as five FA Cups and two Champions Leagues.
The Scot has suffered from some ill health in recent times, undergoing an operation after suffering a brain haemorrhage. He seems to have recovered wonderfully however, and has once again been a regular fixture at Old Trafford in recent months. That has delighted United fans, who are thrilled to see 'The Boss' in good health.
Considering this, it is not surprising to see this old video resurface to mark his birthday. It is narrated by Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, three members of United's famed 'class of 92', and looks back fondly on his time in charge.
Sir Alex Ferguson birthday today, 168 secs of pride and joy for United fans . pic.twitter.com/FN9QmhppXL
— 9th avatar of Tom (@semperfiutd) December 30, 2018
While Ferguson was at times a controversial character, there can be no denying the impact he had on English football. He came to United at a time when they were an underperforming club, before going on to completely change their fortunes.
His departure has marked a downward spiral for United, culminating in the sacking of Jose Mourinho a couple of weeks ago.
Some of the old Ferguson spirit seems to have returned to the club however, with his former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now in the interim manager's role. United have looked a vastly different team during his brief time in charge, although they have yet to face any stiff opposition.
Ferguson has also taken a more active role at the club since Mourinho's departure, moving into a consultancy position and being in contact with Solskjaer on a regular basis.