The Sunday Supplement - Sir Alex Ferguson special

Last Updated: 10/05/13 9:36am

Bob Cass, Patrick Barclay and Ian Ladyman look back on the unrivalled achievements of Sir Alex Ferguson in a very special edition of Sunday Supplement.

Cass of the Mail On Sunday, Barclay of the Independent & London Evening Standard and the Daily Mail's Ladyman get around the breakfast table to get stuck into the minutiae.

Sir Alex Ferguson will go down in history as perhaps the greatest of all managers - his 49 trophies speaking for themselves as he guided St Mirren, Aberdeen and Manchester United to glory.

Having impressed as a promising tactician in Scotland, Ferguson headed south to take the reins at Old Trafford back in 1986 with the Red Devils languishing near the foot of the old First Division and players such as Bryan Robson and Norman Whiteside seemingly disillusioned.

The rest, as they say, is history and Ferguson had built his first title-winning side by 1992-93 - the first of 13 top flight crowns as he went on to build a global phenomenon at the Theatre of Dreams.

The boys will be tucking into their croissants and orange juice while discussing how the Scot managed to turn United from also-rans to the most feared side in European football (he won the Champions League twice in 1999 and 2008).

His shrewd efforts in the transfer market were married with a keen interest on training ground matters and a ruthless, disciplinarian style of managing his players - and big characters such as Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Roy Keane were all key contributors.

Cass, Barclay and Ladyman will be deciding what made Ferguson so successful, discussing the probability of David Moyes succeeding him and generally casting eyes into both past and future with their customary gusto.

Don't miss thisSunday Supplement special, 9.30am, Sunday, Sky Sports 1 HD.