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Sir Alex Ferguson: Funniest moments

Sir Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the season (©GettyImages)
Sir Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the season (©GettyImages).

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has today announced that he will be resigning as the club's manager and will retire from coaching as he looks set to take a place on the board.

The news broke early this morning after strong reports came out last night that the Scot was considering his future - and it all became official this morning when the man himself and the club both produced statements confirming his departure.

Ferguson is arguably the greatest ever manager and he will never be forgotten.

Trophies upon trophies were won at United thanks to the guidance of Sir Alex with his last one coming this season as his side strolled to Premier League success.

He comes across as a strong, serious and passionate man, but the Scotsman also has a funny side.

There have been numerous funny moments involving Sir Alex, and here we have searched the internet to find clips of those funny moments so you can enjoy them for yourselves.

Below you can watch four moments that had me laughing involving the legend that is Sir Alex Ferguson.

Sir Alex Ferguson laughing at Dimitar Berbatov

The Bulgarian did not look happy sitting on the bench during a Champions League tie and unfortunately for him, Sir Alex and Mike Phelan could only see the funny side of his grumpy attitude.

Sitting behind Berbatov, the two coaches shared a joke with each other at the expense of the now-Fulham striker.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/0XpxiwIjjYg

Patrice Evra having a laugh behind Sir Alex

A classic pose of Ferguson's is him standing on the touchline talking to the assistant referee and pointing to his watch and in this video that is exactly what he is doing, but it's what's going on behind him that makes this amusing.

Whilst wanting the final whistle to be blown, defender Patrice Evra comes up behind Ferguson and jokes around behind his back.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/W4uKXo2EDY0

Substitution board dropped on his leg

Sitting on the bench minding his own business was what Ferguson was doing during this game and then he ordered for a sub to be made, so the board was being passed down to the assistant. But unfortunately for Ferguson, his coach had butter-fingers and dropped the board on his leg. Ouch!

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/KVkjINug7p8

The balloon incident

Easily the funniest Sir Alex Ferguson moment and all because of Mike Phelan popping a balloon in the dug-out.

Watching the game and not paying attention to his assistant, Sir Alex had no idea that there was a balloon bouncing around the technical area; however, that wasn't for long as Phelan dealt with it by popping it.

Ferguson's heart must have taken a beating here and by watching his reaction, he did not expect to pop. Priceless reaction from the manager. Mike Phelan cannot help but laugh.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/usxz_aGwTsc

 

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