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
Arsenal at Old Trafford (4-0 in the FA Cup and 2-1 in the league) were among the high points. "Our players have a good future ahead of them and though I will be gone before some of them reach their peak, I want to be part of it," enthused the boss. "It's too exciting to leave it all behind!"
United almost repeated a domestic and European Double again the following year, only to be undone in the Champions League final by Barcelona, emerging as one of the all-time great teams under Pep Guardiola, in Rome. Domestic superiority, for a third successive year, was underlined not only by a four-point winning margin at the top of the table but also by the breathtaking demolition of Arsenal at the semi-final stage of Europe's premier competition. Ronaldo continued to shine after being convinced by Sir Alex to postpone thoughts of a move to Real Madrid and a goalless draw at Arsenal clinched the title following another vital win at the happy hunting ground that was the JJB (now DW) Stadium.
The Carling Cup also sat proudly in the trophy cabinet