2006-07: United win the Premier League by six points
2006-07: Chelsea edge the FA Cup final and Milan knock United out of Europe
2007-08: In the 50th year since Munich, the title is retained
2007-08: Shoot-out glory in Moscow as Chelsea are beaten
2008-09: Boss celebrates 50 years in professional football
2008-09: The Reds beat Quito to win the Club World Cup
2008-09: A third Premier League in a row is secured
2008-09: Barcelona defy United in the Champions League final in Rome
2009-10: Sir Alex overtakes Sir Matt as United's longest-serving manager
2009-10: The Carling Cup is won, but Reds lose the title race by a point
2010-11: A record 19th league title is clinched at Blackburn
2010-11: Barcelona again prove a step too far in the Champions League final
extra time, but Sir Alex's thoughts were already focused on another Champions League win. "Don't worry, success in Europe will come," he predicted.
Twelve months later - late into the Moscow night on 21 May, 2008 - another incredible season was completed when Edwin van der Sar saved Nicolas Anelka's spot-kick. The Reds had already been crowned English league champions again, Ryan Giggs fittingly scoring the clincher at Wigan on the final day while equalling Sir Bobby Charlton's all-time appearance record. To become kings of Europe again, the Reds had to edge out Barcelona over two tense semi-finals with Paul Scholes' stunner setting up the date with Chelsea in owner Roman Abramovich's native Russia.
Of course, this was the season when Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed his status as a world-class talent - scoring a remarkable 42 goals including the opener in the Champions League final. There were poignant scenes ahead of the derby with City that marked the 50th anniversary of the Munich disaster - even if the result was a surprise defeat - and two wins over