If Sir Alex had never left Aberdeen, they would have surely replicated the success Manchester United went on to achieve.
The Scottish Premier League, while eclipsing the English Premier League south of the border, would be derived for such disparity between its top team and the other teams.
Minnows like Falkirk, St Johnstone, Rangers, Celtic and Inverness Caledonian Thistle couldn’t dream of competing with the likes of European giants Aberdeen.
However, the Dons' success would help them become a global brand.
Fans from all over the globe would flock to see them, buying Aberdeen merchandise, setting up Aberdeen fan clubs in Japan, Kenya and Peru and passionate fans would extol Ferguson's ability to constantly reinvent the Aberdeen side that would bring success virtually ever year.
We would all be mentioning Aberdeen alongside the names of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Kevin Keegan's Newcastle United.
And in 2013, when Sir Alex Ferguson finally announces his retirement as Aberdeen manager—after becoming one of most successful managers the game has ever seen—it would be announced that David Moyes would be replacing him as manager.
But if they were honest, the Aberdeen fans really wanted Jose Mourinho.