20 Dec 2010

Ferguson now longest-serving manager at Man U

6:29 pm on 20 December 2010

Sir Alex Ferguson became Manchester United's longest-serving manager on Sunday, having been in the job 24 years, one month and 14 days since November 1986.

His tenure is now longer than that of Sir Matt Busby, who had two stints as manager, from October 1945 to January 1969 and December 1970 to June 1971.

Busby was a legend at the English football club's Old Trafford ground, winning the club's first European Cup in 1968.

Ferguson, 68, has guided the football club to 11 Premier League titles, two Champions League trophies and five FA Cups.

Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, David Beckham and the Neville brothers have all come through the ranks during his tenure.

Former United player and current board member Sir Bobby Charlton believes Sir Alex would have to be considered as one of the greatest football managers ever.

Man U was due to play premier league rivals Chelsea on Sunday, but snow in Britain has completely wiped out the league programme.