United have had a decade to forget since the legendary Scot walked away from the dugout – but how do their seasons since rank?
It has been 10 years since Sir Alex Ferguson rocked football and announced he was retiring as Manchester United manager, just weeks after leading his team to a 13th Premier League title.
To many fans, Ferguson was the only United manager they had known, and he had brought them so many happy memories, knocking Liverpool off their perch and establishing the Red Devils as the top force in English football.
He also won the Champions League twice, completing an incredible treble in 1999 and a double in 2008, in addition to five FA Cups, four League Cups and a Cup Winners’ Cup.
It has been a long decade since the great man’s departure. United have cycled through eight managers and failed to lift the league title since, or even come close to winning it.
To make matters worse, their decline has coincided with Manchester City dominating English football and Liverpool’s resurgence.
But there is a tangible feeling that United are on their way back under Erik ten Hag, who has won the Carabao Cup, the club’s first trophy since 2017, and led United to the FA Cup final. The team are also on track to return to the Champions League.
But where does this season rank among the 10 campaigns United have had since Ferguson called time on his glorious reign? And which was the most painful season of all?
GOAL ranks every Manchester United season since Ferguson’s departure…