• Sir Alex's new signings in 1996 included the acquisition of two Norwegians. Both Ronny Johnsen and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would become big fan favourites.
  • Never a natural keeper, Ferguson teamed up with leader of the opposition Tony Blair to face a few shots at Devonshire Road Primary School in Blackpool.
  • Fergie looked dejected after United were knocked out of the Champions League by Borussia Dortmund, but they were closing in on that elusive final.
  • Sir Alex's capture of Dwight Yorke in 1998 proved to be a masterstroke, as he instantly formed a great partneship with Andy Cole.
  • Fergie also brought in big Dutch defender Jaap Stam from PSV. Though Stam parted on bad terms he is still considered one of Ferguson's best signings.
  • With Brian Kidd moving on, Sir Alex recruited a young Steve McClaren as his assistant in February of 1999.
  • After guiding United to their first European Cup final in 31 years, Fergie gets his players warmed up for their clash with Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou.
  • A momentous achievement in Manchester United's history, as against all odds Ferguson's side managed to defeat their German opponents and win the 1999 final
  • United's European success completed an impressive Treble for Sir Alex, having already picked up the FA Cup and Premier League title
  • Another day, another title; with Fergie securing another championship and boosting his personal tally to six.
  • Fergie has a word in the year of his erratic French goalkeeper, Fabien Barthez, during United's clash with Liverpool in 2001.
  • Ferguson joins club captain Roy Keane in lifting the Premier League at the end of the 2000/01 season, as United won their third title in a row.
  • United  became only the fourth side in history to win the English league title three seasons in a row. Definitely cause for celebration.

Sir Alex: 1996-2001

Sir Alex's new signings in 1996 included the acquisition of two Norwegians. Both Ronny Johnsen and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would become big fan favourites.