Alex Ferguson by numbers
49 - The number of trophies he has won as a manager with Manchester United, Aberdeen and St Mirren.
1,496 - The number of games Ferguson has been in charge of United.
2,045 - Points won in the Premier League by United under Ferguson.
13 - Premier League titles won by Ferguson at United.
14 - Number of United's current first-team squad not even born when Ferguson took charge in November 1986.
45 - United's longest unbeaten run in all competitions under Ferguson
9-0 - United's biggest win under Ferguson, against Ipswich at Old Trafford in 1995
6-1 - Ferguson's heaviest defeat, against Manchester City at Old Trafford in October 2011.
26 - Years United had to wait for a league title before Ferguson's first in 1993
104 - The number of players he has bought while at Manchester United. The first was Liam O'Brien, signed for £60,000 from Shamrock Rovers in November 1986. The latest was Wilfried Zaha, signed from Crystal Palace for £15million.
£60,000 - Ferguson's estimated annual salary when he joined United in 1986
£5m - His current annual salary
14 - The number of managers to have occupied the Manchester City dugout while Ferguson has been at United
17 - Games missed by Ferguson due to touchline bans.