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Man United Fans Bid Farewell To Ferguson

posted 12 May 2013, 12:14 by Mpelembe   [ updated 12 May 2013, 12:15 ]

Manchester United fans pay tribute to manager Alex Ferguson who takes charge of his final game at Old Trafford before retiring at the end of the season.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MAY 12, 2013)  (REUTERS PICTURES) -  Manchester United fans bid farewell to Alex Ferguson on Sunday (May 12) as the Scot took charge of his last match at Old Trafford before he retires at the end of the season after more than 26 years at the club.

Manchester United, who were crowned champions of England for the 20th time three weeks ago, welcomed Swansea to Old Trafford in their penultimate game of the season.

Ferguson, the most successful manager in British soccer, took charge in 1986 and his arrival heralded an unprecedented period of success for the club, including 13English league titles, five FA Cups and four League Cups.

The 71-year-old also steered the club to two Champions League triumphs and FIFA's Club World Cup.

David Moyes will succeed Ferguson at Old Trafford and the Everton boss signed a six-year contract with the Premier League champions on Thursday (May 9).

Moyes, who will be leaving Everton after 11 years there, was the hot favourite to take over from his fellow Scot at Old Trafford and was recommended by Ferguson for the post.

The former Preston North End manager will start his new job on July 1.

Moyes also received a standing ovation from the Everton faithful on Sunday as he took charge of his last match at Goodison Park against West Ham United.