Anfield boss hails Old Trafford rival.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has described Sir Alex Ferguson’s 25-year reign at Manchester United as ‘unbelievable’.
The Red Devils boss will mark a quarter of a century in charge on Sunday, a day after he faces Sunderland at Old Trafford.
In that time he has won a staggering 37 trophies, including the Champions League twice, the Premier League 12 times as well as five FA Cups and four League Cups.
But it took the Scot four years to win his first trophy, and it is understood he was close to being sacked in 1990 until Mark Robins scored in an FA Cup third-round tie at Nottingham Forest.
Since then he has gone on to make United the dominant team of the last two decades – a fact which Dalglish said could not be ignored.
“He has been fantastic for Manchester United and I think he has even surpassed the legend that was Sir Matt Busby with the achievements and success he has had,” said Ferguson’s fellow Glaswegian.
“To be anywhere for 25 years is unbelievable and every success he has had is testament to him and the football club.
“When you remember where the football club was when he came in I think it is a fantastic achievement where he has taken to them now.”
Asked whether he thought any manager would remain at one club for 25 years in the current climate Dalglish added: “I don’t think you would have seen Fergie lasting 25 years when he came in until Mark Robins scored with a header at Notts Forest.
“But whether anyone does it in future is irrelevant – no-one can take away the achievement he has had.”