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.
According to Sporting life