A man who announced himself in England with a bold statement but followed it with an even bolder approach. A man truly coveted; a man who not only dared to dream, but dared to dare and in-between all the dreaming and daring, he achieved the seemingly impossible.

Sir Alex Ferguson departed from Manchester United after making the Red Devils the most coveted English club in the history of football, knocking Liverpool off the perch, a promise he had made to the fans when he took up the job in the first place; a promise he kept and how.

And, as the legend turns 75 today, we provide a throwback to a tribute paid by the Class of 1992 from the time when he was awarded the Sports Personality of the Year for 2013 by BBC.

Alert: Manchester United fans are advised to keep tissues at an arm’s length. Tears are expected in abundance.