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Flashback: Alex Ferguson announces his retirement

Flashback: Alex Ferguson announces his retirement

When talking about the greatest football managers in history, Sir Alex Ferguson will be at the top of most people’s list. 

During his 27 year tenure at Old Trafford, the Scot turned Man United into arguably the most famous football team on the planet, and the greatest team in the Premier League era by some considerable distance.

As manager of The Red Devils, he won a staggering 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, four League Cups, two Champions Leagues and one FIFA Club World Cup. Individually, he is an 11-time winner of the Premier League Manager of the Year, and a winner of the UEFA Manager of the Year.

It was truly a remarkable career that is very unlikely to be matched by anyone for a long time in the Premier League.

Therefore, when he announced his retirement in May 2013, it sent echoes through the footballing fraternity like no other news before. Fans from all over the world were devastated by the news, and obviously, Man United fans were hit the most. They took to Twitter to show their disappointment and worry for the future, whilst reflecting on a wonderful career.

This is what the fans had to say:

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