Sir Alex Ferguson: A fond farewell
Manchester United: Fans say goodbye to the greatest manager of all time
The name Sir Alex Ferguson is synonymous with success in football. He has been the driving force behind Manchester United, having been manager for the last 26 seasons at Old Trafford. Ferguson has done more to shape the game in England than anyone else and he leaves David Moyes with the unenviable task of filling the void left by the Scottish tactician.
Sir Alex Ferguson is the most successful manager in British football history, winning almost 40 trophies – including 13 Premier League titles. Ferguson came to United at a time when the club was unsuccessful and had endured a 26-year spell without silverware.
Ferguson's career high came in the 1998/99 season when the Red Devils secured the treble, winning the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League titles. No team in the history of English football had ever claimed that honour, and none have since.
It was Ferguson’s second half substitutes - Teddy Sherringham and Ole Gunnar Solskajer - who scored the all-important goals during stoppage time, defeating Bayern Munich.
The End of an Era
With Fergie’s final fixture looming and a bit of uncertainty in the air, we all feel a bit of sadness. I know I do. I have such respect for what he has done, what no-one else has done and in all likelihood will never replicate.
David Moyes is his hand-picked successor, and Ferguson has urged us all to get behind our new manager and give him and the lads 100% of our support.
Moyes is a fantastic manager in his own right, and his success at Everton is testament to that. In 11 years, Moyes has taken the Toffees from mid-table obscurity to challenging for the coveted European places.
So hat’s off to Fergie! Well done boss! You are loved and admired by United supporters far and wide, and you will be missed!
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