Beckham: Ferguson the best ever

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Manchester United icon David Beckham has hailed Sir Alex Ferguson as the 'greatest manager in football' following his 25th anniversary at the Old Trafford helm.

Ferguson celebrated a quarter of a century in charge of United on November 6, and has won the support and praise of players past and present.

The club also paid special tribute to Ferguson; renaming the north stand in his honour and unveiling plans to erect a statue to stand outside the stadium.

Beckham, meanwhile, certainly has plenty to thank Ferguson for, and attributes almost his entire personal success to the Scot.

The LA Galaxy midfielder may have left United seven years ago, but respect and admiration for his former boss has never waned.

"He doesn’t do things just to please himself, he does them because he thinks that’s what is best for the team, the club and the fans," Beckham told

"That’s why he’s loved the way he is and why he has the respect that he’s got.

"Of course, part of that is down to the success he’s had and the trophies he’s won over the years, but the majority of it is down to the way he does things.

"He commands that respect and every player that comes to Manchester United is the right player for the club.

"He doesn’t just bring players in because they’re some of the best in the world, he does it because they fit into the Manchester United family.

"I feel so honoured to have played under him for so many years and I’ll never forget the moments I shared with the greatest manager in football."

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