19/12/2010 10:41, Report by Adam Bostock
Supporters hail Sir Alex
To mark Sir Alex Ferguson becoming the Reds' longest-serving manager, we asked fans on our message board: what is his greatest achievement at United?
Here's a selection of the responses. You can still contribute your views at manutd.com/talkingreds
"There are so many individual moments that stand out - the Treble being the blatantly obvious - it's impossible to pick just one. For that reason, I guess his biggest achievement would just have to be the remarkable consistency during his career. He has won so many trophies, and can proudly say he has won them in style with his teams playing fantastic, positive and attacking football. To add to that also, he has done all of this during a period when football has undergone so many changes - changes in types of players, tactics, transfer markets etc. Just compare to what the game was like when he began at United to what it is now, and through all of that, he has achieved the success he has. Simply phenomenal. We would be very lucky to ever see his type again. Here's to title number 19 and truly knocking Liverpool off that perch!"
"Turning United into a club that is supported and loved by millions of people globally. That is Sir Alex's greatest achievement... as simple as that!"
"Honestly, in this day and age, I think his greatest accomplishment is sticking with what he believes in. Younger fans might not believe how much terrible flak he got for playing all the fledglings way back when. Despite the criticism, he did it and said at the time he was not trying to build for tomorrow, he was building for tomorrow's tomorrow. If that didn't make sense at the time, it certainly does now...."
"His greatest achievement was the 1999 Champions League final when they won the Treble. Football can't get any better than that. I'll never forget that day and because of it, Sir Alex deserves the respect of everyone."
"Surely the Treble is his greatest achievement. Watching the season review time and time again makes me feel excited every time. To win three major competitions is so hard and the players deserve great credit. But ultimately it's