Man Wood worked with ‘Choice One’, with Fergie providing one last title


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Sir Alex Ferguson lifts the Premier League title at the end of the 2012/13 season.

Alex Ferguson and David Moyes will remember April 22 as an important day in their Manchester United managerial career for the opposite reason.

Although it was a day for the Red Devils legend Ferguson that made sure he got the player to play as a winner, something he became very accustomed to being at Old Trafford, to Moyes, a day where a prophecy went unfulfilled.

Lennox Lewis would like to remember that date as Moise, and Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne indulge in a memorable showdown.

Below we look back at some of the most significant moments in sports history April 22.

28 – Van Perse provides one last title for Triggle Fergie

It was unknown at the time, but Robin van Persie’s brilliant first-half hat-trick would have added significance as they won Aston Villa 3-1 with Volley assisted by West Rooney.

The win confirms United’s rivals Manchester City, winning the 5th Premier League trophy under Ferguson and the twenty-first top-flight victory for the club as a whole.

Just weeks later, Ferguson announced that he had returned 3 trophies after 26 glorious years.

Ferguson is reported to have personally chosen Moyes as his successor, leading him to be dubbed “the chosen one” by the United faithful …

2014 – ‘Selected One’ is completed

Exactly one year later and the situation dropped celebrations around the world that saw United win their latest title.

Moyes was only ten months sacked on a six-year deal with the champions, United were in seventh place and are guaranteed to record their lowest point in the Premier League.

United fought especially at Old Trafford, for so long a fortress under Ferguson, while on the other hand, fans became impatient in the style of casual play.

Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho left United without going back to the top of the pile, and Ole Gunnar Salskazar’s test is still ongoing.

2001 – Wife stunned by Underdog Rahman

South Africa’s Hashim Rahman shot 27-for-5 in the 27th over with a brilliant Lebus Lewis against the African Thunder.

In one of the best festivals in boxing history, in the fifth round, Lewis emerged in the right to fail to answer the British count and surrendered to the WBC and IBF heavyweight belt.

Until November of this year, Lewis – after some legal sabotage – resumed his matches and regained the belts with a fourth-round knockout.

1998 – Tendulkar goes after Warne

The record books will win Australia by 2 runs and India will be reduced to a revised target.

However, the match against India was remembered for a special Legendary vs Legends moment between Warne and Tendulkar.

Tendulkar expertly judged Warne’s delivery flight, surprised the spin and dropped the ball on the long-on billboard at great speed.

Warne wiped the sweat off his face, knowing that on this occasion personal war was lost by force.