Written by Chris Smith Produced by Tifo Studios

Sir Alex Ferguson won 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies during his 27 years at Manchester. He is recognised as one of the greatest managers of all time, but often praised specifically for his man-management.

However, what is sometimes overlooked with Ferguson is his adaptability. Manchester United were the dominant force of the first two-and-a-half decades of the Premier League era and were the flagship club for the league across the rest of Europe.

It is, therefore, important to recognise that, in an era when English football was obsessed with a ‘positions of maximum opportunity’ (POMO), long-ball method of playing, Ferguson was the first to implement foreign principles to enhance, expand and revolutionise the way his side played.

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