At Manchester United, the surname Ferguson is normally associated with the legendary manager who reigned supreme in the most successful era in the Old Trafford club’s history.
But did you know that Darren Ferguson, the might Sir Alex’s son, played for United between 1990 and 1994? In fact, he even managed to get in on the act of winning the odd trophy, despite only turning out 27 times in the league.
Ferguson junior’s zenith as a football was undoubtedly at the end of the inaugural Premier League season in 1992-93, where he played the first 15 games of United’s title-winning season in place of the injured Bryan Robson.
The younger Ferguson is among the likes of Clayton Blackmore and Jesper Blomqvist when it comes to United players but aren’t widely remembered for doing so (Blomqvist started in the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich).
That season, he started alongside Eric Cantona, Mark Hughes, Ryan Giggs and Lee Sharpe, but didn’t start another game after Robson’s return from injury.
You could never accuse Sir Alex of nepotism, as he sold his son to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1994 after restricting his playing time, where he played 117 league games.
After a short stay at Sparta Rotterdam in 1999, Ferguson then moved to Wrexham, where he spent nine seasons, scoring 51 league goals from midfield.
By all accounts, Ferguson wasn’t much of a player, but his managerial record has been mixed. Most recently, he was in charge of Doncaster Rovers, but he’s best known for his stints at Peterborough, where he earned back to back promotions in