For behind the hairdryer rants, the apoplectic touchline explosions and press conference abrasivity, remains enduring love between a 71-year-old and the largest football club on the planet. Some 26 years on and it is all for winning. It is all for United.

So although next season the dugout, the dressing room and the team will belong to somebody else, this club, this greatest of institutions, will remain Sir Alex’s.

You sense it always will be.