This past 6th of November marked Sir Alex Ferguson’s 25th anniversary since taking charge of Manchester United. While many managers are fads at other clubs (Chelsea, Real Madrid), Manchester United have been fortunate enough to have a single manager lead the club to 12 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, four League Cups, and two Champions League trophies. For his service and all his accomplishments, the Old Trafford stand has been renamed “Sir Alex Ferguson Stand”. A high point in Ferguson’s career came in May of 2011 when he led the Red Devils to their 19th league title making the Manchester side the most successful team in the history of English football. In October, Ferguson’s men got thrashed 6-1 by “noisy neighbors” Manchester City at Old Trafford—a low point the Scotsman would sooner like to forget. He was left even more red-faced than usual after crashing out of two competitions within a week of one another—first, a defeat in extra time to Crystal Palace in the Carling Cup, and second, a defeat to FC Basel in the Champions League. The defeat to Basel sent Manchester United crashing into the Europa League—the only trophy Sir Alex has never won. While Sir Alex may never forget those painful defeats in the first half of the 2011-2012 season, he can look forward to the possibility of adding new championships to his CV in 2012: a maiden Europa League trophy, a sixth FA Cup and that record 20th league title.