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Sir Alex Ferguson's 2,000th match

The breakdown (pre- United v Bursaspor)

East Stirlingshire (June 1974-October 1974)
P17 W9 D2 L6 F36 A28

St Mirren (October 1974-May 1978)
P169 W74 D41 L54 F292 A222

Aberdeen (June 1978-November 1986)
P459 W272 D105 L82 F914 A374

Scotland (October 1985-June 1986)
P10 W3 D4 L3 F8 A5

Manchester United (November 1986-present)
P1344 W791 D314 L239 F2448 A1203

TOTAL - P1999 W1149 D466 L384 F3698 A1832

20/10/2010 08:00, Report by Steve Bartram, Adam Bostock

Boss greets landmark game

This evening, Sir Alex Ferguson arrives at another milestone in his remarkable career: his 2,000th match as a professional football manager.

After digging through the archives, we discovered United's Champions League encounter with Bursaspor brings the tally of his Reds tenure to 1,345; add that to 459 as Aberdeen boss, 169 games with St Mirren, 17 at first club East Stirlingshire and 10 with the Scotland national team and Sir Alex's total hits 2,000.

When informed of the stat on MUTV, Sir Alex replied: "Really? Two thousand? It's amazing, that. Two thousand games... dearie me. I feel old now!"

This isn't the first time Sir Alex has reached a landmark on a Champions League night at Old Trafford. Lyon were the visitors on 23 November 2004 for his 1,000th match at United.

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