Sir Alex Ferguson celebrated 25 years as manager of Manchester United at a ceremony at Lancashire Cricket Ground last night.
Numerous United stars of past and present attended the event, a testament to the breadth of talent Sir Alex has presided over during his time at the club.
This prompted MM to ask:
Who is Sir Alex Ferguson’s best ever player?
Names given for 'other' included Scholes, Schmeichel, Rooney and Hughes.
And a round-up of some of the views from Piccadilly Gardens:
Anna Tomlinson, 22, Graduate, Fallowfield
Beckham - “I think he’s an icon of Manchester United and he’s more in my era.”
Anoosh Gerayesh, 21, Student, Fallowfield
Beckham - “Other players are iconic but I know nothing about them, I know how good David Beckham was.”
Richard Tymon, 32, Shop Assistant at Nike, originally from Sheffield
Cantona- “I’m a little biased because I’m a Sheffield Wednesday fan and they were the first team to bring him to the UK, but his talent is unreal.”
Callum Lees, 16, Student, Stockport
Cantona – “He’s just a legend.”
David Pearson, 67, retired, Chorlton
Ronaldo – “He has the most all-round talent; he’s a bit of a genius really.”
Chris Hall, 18, Student, Hulme
Cantona -“He’s gone down in history more than anyone else and he has a film.”
Karl Stanley, 16, Student, Stockport
Giggs - “He’s just been in the game so long.”
Kevin Hilton, 50, Self-Employed, Cheadle Hulme
Scholes - “Because he’s well behaved and that’s a rarity.”
David Bailey, 20, student, Didsbury
Cantona - “He was the most complete footballer United ever had.”
Sam Ellis, 21, Masters Student, City Centre
Ronaldo – “He’s very skilful and he’s taller than Lionel Messi.”