When Sir Alex Ferguson announced his intention to step down as Manchester United manager in May 2013, it was a notably distressing day for fans of the club after he'd won thirteen Premier League titles, two Champions League tournaments, five FA Cups, and four League Cups over a whopping twenty-seven-year period. Incoming Everton boss David Moyes did little to continue the work of his predecessor, leading to his sacking just eleven months later. Louis van Gaal became Manchester United manager a month later, with high hopes over his arrival after finding success with Ajax, Barcelona, AZ Alkmaar and Bayern Munich, but he ended up being a disappointing appointment after only managing an FA Cup win following an estimated £317 million spent on transfers during his two year stint.
Being able to clinch the arrival of recently sacked Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho looked likely to lead to a similar level of success that Alex Ferguson brought to the club - especially with Mourinho's record for winning two Champions Leagues, eight league titles across Europe, and wins in eight domestic cups - but it seems that the issues which led to his departure at Chelsea are reoccurring at Old Trafford.
There are many different views on why things aren't clicking for Manchester United this time - failing to win in their last four home games and finding themselves knocked out of the Carabao Cup at the hands of Championship side Derby County - and it's resulted in a lot of fans looking back to the glory days under Sir Alex Ferguson, where they stood as one of the most formidable teams to play, and they would regularly challenge for all of football's biggest prizes.
After the official announcement that Sir Alex Ferguson would step down as Man United manager, he played out his final few games, where the final fixture had his side away to West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League. The result seemed irrelevant with most eyes focused on the last game of the Ferguson era, but it ended up being a surprising 5-5 draw. We look at the players who took part in Fergie's last game, explaining what happened to them since that pivotal day in football history: