Kenny Dalglish (May 85-Feb 91)
Graeme Souness (Apr 91-Jan 94)
Roy Evans (Jan 94-Jul 98)
Houllier / Evans (Jul-Nov 98)
Gerard Houllier (Nov 98-May 04)
Phil Thompson** (Oct 01-Feb 02)
Rafael Benitez (Jun 04-Jun 10)
Roy Hodgson (Jul 10-Jan 11)
Kenny Dalglish (Jan 11-May 12)
Brendan Rodgers (Jun 12-)
*Does not include Charity Shield games.
**Thompson was caretaker during Houllier's absence through ill health.
Alex, although a Peter Crouch goal did prove decisive in a 2006 FA Cup tie. The games were usually tight, eight in a row failed to see both teams score, but United often held the upper hand with John O’Shea’s injury-time strike a highlight. Sir Alex's men did lose three on the trot but won the final clash with the current Chelsea interim coach, 2-1, with Ji-sung Park heading the winner.
Roy Hodgson - Sir Alex won 100%
The England manager’s short spell in charge on Merseyside meant there was only one game during his tenure. It ended in a memorable 3-2 victory with Dimitar Berbatov becoming the first player to score a hat-trick in the fixture for United since Stan Pearson in 1946.
Kenny Dalglish (II) - Sir Alex won 40%
The decision to replace Hodgson with club legend Dalglish reignited the rivalry between the pair. Plenty of water had passed under the bridge since their initial battles in the 80s but the fact the Liverpool man’s first game in charge was at OT in the 2011 FA Cup allowed the press to enjoy a field day. Ryan