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Ferguson not contemplating retirement

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Sir Alex Ferguson has quashed rumours of an imminent retirement, saying that he is concentrating on continuing to keep Manchester United successful and building-up trophies.

Speculation surrounding Ferguson’s future has been risen recently, with the manager admitting that he may only have 3-4 years left in his career.

But while United fans may have been worried that the clock is ticking on Ferguson’s future at Old Trafford, the 69-year-old says he isn’t even considering the possibility of quitting the managerial post.


 

"I just don't think about retirement any more,” he said.

"We've got a good young team and a lot of youth at the club as well as some tremendous staff. The future is good.

"When you've been on the treadmill for so long, 25 years in my case, and my health is good at the moment, it's just a matter of looking forward to being the manager of Manchester United, rather than worrying about Alex Ferguson.

"The great part for me is still to be out on the field with the players and coaching them. As the game has changed, I have had to change with it. For example, sports science in the last decade has seen a phenomenal improvement and that has become a major development in the game."

Ferguson has brought multiple generations of top-class players into the United side, and as a result he has amassed 12 Barclays Premier League titles, five FA Cups and ten Community Shields.

And while Ferguson finally overtook Liverpool last season on the English title count, he is still pushing for United to win Champions League trophies and overtake their rivals to be the undisputed best side in England.

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