Ferguson was asked to recall some of his favourite festive fixtures and pinpointed an epic 3-3 draw with Sheffield Wednesday on Boxing Day, 1992.
“If you go back, you’ll remember that great game when we went to Sheffield Wednesday,” he said. “It was a lunchtime kick-off and we were 3-0 down and came back – Eric Cantona scored and Brian McClair scored two. I always remember the interview at the end of the game, when Steve Bruce said, ‘We need to remember that games start at three o’clock, not 20 past three’ And the interviewer says, ‘Well, it was a lunchtime kick-off today'!
“That was one, and another would be when we beat Oldham 6-3 on Boxing Day,” he added, referring to 1991’s clash with Latics in which McClair and Denis Irwin each scored two, with Ryan Giggs and Andrei Kanchelskis also chipping in.