Like their fans sing ‘Twenty Times, Twenty Times, Man Utd’, the most successful English Division side is Manchester United, amounting to twenty league titles in the clubs history, with their honours spanning over a century, winning their first league title in the 1907/08 season under Ernest Mangnall and their last coming in the 2012/13 season under Sir Alex Ferguson.
United’s best periods in their clubs’ history came under two different Scotsmen, Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson, with both managers not only having great success in England, but also abroad, being the only managers to win the Champions League for the club.
Sir Matt Busby had two spells, with his first one a lasting much longer, managing over 1000 games between 1945 and 1969 and despite going through one of football’s biggest tragedies in 1958, losing large portions of his team in a plane crash after winning three league titles, he still managed to win two more titles in 1964/65 and 1966/67, with the likes of Geroge Best and Sir Bobby Charlton spear heading his team
Undoubtedly Sir Alex Ferguson reigned over United’s best periods as a club, winning the Premier League thirteen Premier League titles in 26 years in charge, winning the league three times on the trot twice, between 1999-2001 and 2007-2009, whilst also winning the Champions League during those periods.
United’s best ever team will always split opinion between the two Champions League winning teams, with both very different teams and it will be personal preference on the players in the squad, with the ‘08 team led by the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, whilst the ‘99 team included the likes of David Beckham, Jaap Stam, Andy Cole and Roy Keane whilst Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs were heavily involved in both teams.