For many of you who are reading this article, you will not have have been alive when another manager had control of the club.
Ten pieces of silverware at Aberdeen, an unbelievable feat considering the dominance of the two clubs from Glasgow in Scotland, put the spotlight on the Scot to sign for the Red Devils. Ferguson began his work for Manchester United on November 6, 1986, 25 years ago this weekend.
12 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, four League Cups, 10 Community Shields, 2 UEFA Champions League titles, an UEFA Cup Winner's Cup, an UEFA Supercup, an Intercontinental and World Club Cup later, United fans are really starting to sweat over the selection of a worthy successor to the greatest manager of all time.
Such is the respect for Ferguson at United that the club has written into his contract that the legendary coach will be the one who selects the next leader for the red side of Manchester.
This makes it easier to deal with for United fans, and with Ferguson to turn 70 next month, talks continue to build.
There are maybe three names in the hat for Ferguson, but with him yet to reveal them, our minds our bound to wander. Here are ten men who may have a chance, a very long one in some cases.