The impossible dream, made possible. That pretty much sums up Sir Alex Ferguson’s tenure at Old Trafford. We had gone twenty years without a title when he got the job and just seeing our team win the league once would have been enough for most reds. But he didn’t just win it once, or twice, but thirteen times.

Sir Matt Busby lead United to glory in Europe, ten years after our team were decimated in Munich, as we became the first English club to win the European Cup. Ferguson matching that would have been more than enough for most reds, but he surpassed it.

To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go.

To right the unrightable wrong
To be better far than you are
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest, to follow that star,
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far
To be willing to give when there’s no more to give
To be willing to die so that honour and justice may live

And I know if I’ll only be true to this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm when I’m laid to my rest

And the world will be better for this
That one man scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star.

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