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Some of Sir Alex's United landmarks:

6 Nov 1986 - Appointed manager
17 May 1990 - Wins first of five FA Cups
15 May 1991 - Wins European CWC
12 April 1992 - First of five League Cups
2 May 1993 - First of 11 Premier League titles
14 May 1994 - First League and FA Cup double
11 May 1996 - Second League & FA Cup double
26 May 1999 - European Cup win seals Treble
12 June 1999 - Receives a knighthood
21 May 2008 - Wins second European Cup
16 May 2009 - Equals Liverpool's 18 league titles
19 Dec 2010 - Becomes longest-serving boss
19/12/2010 07:36, Report by S Bibby, L Kane

Video: Sir Alex's era

Twenty-four years, one month, 13 days... those figures make Sir Alex Ferguson officially the longest-serving manager in United's history as he surpasses the reign of the great Sir Matt Busby.

When his tenure will end is anybody's guess but as Sir Alex himself says in our free video, any thoughts of him retiring have been pushed right to the back of his mind.

It seems that while he remains fit and healthy, and there are trophies still to be won - fittingly, his team are top of the league on this landmark day - the gaffer from Govan will stay at the helm. Congratulations, Sir Alex.

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