5 things you didn't know about Sir Alex Ferguson
#4 His first victory with United came against QPR (1-0)
The club faced a difficult spell before Sir Alex's appointment in the league and had the risk of being relegated. The Scot had to face a defeat in his first match as United's boss against Oxford United.
Sir Alex's first home game was against QPR on 22 November 1986. After being winless in his first two matches, he registered his first three points with the club against QPR in a 1-0 victory.
United were 21st (second last) in the league table when he took over and finished 11th by the end of the season.
The rest, as they say, is history.