Photo gallery: Ferguson's career at United in pictures

United's new manager Alex Ferguson gives a press conference at Old Trafford
United's new manager Alex Ferguson gives a press conference at Old Trafford. Credit: PA
Sir Alex Ferguson outside his office at Old Trafford in 1986
Sir Alex Ferguson outside his office at Old Trafford in 1986. Credit: PA
Ferguson watches his new team for the first time as they crash to a 2-0 defeat.
Ferguson watches his new team for the first time as they crash to a 2-0 defeat. Credit: PA
Sir Alex with Sir Matt Busby in 1991 after a European Cup win
Sir Alex with Sir Matt Busby in 1991 after a European Cup win. Credit: PA
Ferguson congratulates David Beckham as Utd clinched the Premiership Title in 1999.
Ferguson congratulates David Beckham as Utd clinched the Premiership Title in 1999. Credit: PA
Alex Ferguson on the day he received a knighthood from the Queen
Alex Ferguson on the day he received a knighthood from the Queen. Credit: PA
Sir Alex Ferguson is applauded by his captain Roy Keane, as he lifts the FA Carling Premiership trophy
Sir Alex lifts the FA Carling Premiership trophy in 2001. Credit: PA
Ferguson with the UEFA Champions League Trophy in 2008
Ferguson with the UEFA Champions League Trophy in 2008. Credit: PA
Alex Ferguson vents his frustration towards fourth official Alan Wiley
Ferguson vents his frustration towards fourth official Alan Wiley. Credit: PA
Alex Ferguson relaxes in his office
Alex Ferguson relaxes in his office back in 1998. Credit: PA