Date: 25th August 2011 at 2:04pm
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Sir Alex Ferguson’s place as the greatest manager in football history is as good as secured.

His success at Manchester United as good as guarantees this and that’s without looking at what he did at Aberdeen.

As integral a part of United’s success as the players in his spell here, his figure looms large over the club and it is he that instils that little bit extra in the players that mean we go that bit further than everyone else to be successful.

This season have emerged as threats to our crown but one of their biggest celebrity fans feels we still hold the advantage thanks to Sir Alex.

Speaking to Key 103 Noel Gallagher, formerly of Oasis and now Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, spoke of Sir Alex’s influence and how it affects the rivalry between United and City’

“I gotta say, United look strong and the one thing United will always have over us is Ferguson can manage that team across the season and he’ll always manage to get the best out of those players.

“I think we’ve probably got better players than they have, but I think Ferguson will always be able to galvanise that team, no matter what.”