Sir Alex Ferguson: Manchester United trophy record is there to be beaten

Sir Alex Ferguson has told the Sunday People nothing would make him happier than watching another manager eclipse his trophy haul for Manchester United.

The Scot amassed 38 trophies in 27 years at United, creating a dynasty that shaped the Premier League era for years.

His phenomenal success led to a stand being named after him at Old Trafford, with a bronze statue being erected outside the ground.

No top-flight British manager has won as much silverware as Ferguson -- but he said winning was in the fabric of United and he would not mind if his achievements were surpassed.

"We had a wonderful run of success when I was here and we won a lot of trophies,'' he said.

"But I hope someone comes along and breaks my record here, I really do.

"I'd like to see another United manager come in and win 45 trophies in 25 years. Nothing would make me happier.

"Why? Because it's a food chain at this club. First there was the great Sir Matt Busby, and then there was me.

"I'd love someone else to come in and establish a long run of success, because that's what this club is all about."