Fans turn out in force to celebrate Manchester United's 20th league title and to bid farewell for Alex Ferguson, who is retiring as club manager after more than 26 years of huge success.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MAY 13, 2013) (BBC/ITN HELICOPTER) - Thousands of Manchester United fans went out in the street on Monday (May 13) to celebrate the club's 20th title and to say farewell to legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Sir Alex retires after the last game of the season Sunday (May 19) against West Bromwich Albion but he was very much in charge of festivities.
"This is a day I will never forget, wonderful, all my family, they will never forget it," he told the crowd who gave a rapturous welcome to the players.
"This is a day I will never forget, wonderful, all my family, they will never forget it," the Dutchman told the crowd.
"On behalf of the players I just want to say thanks for coming out and I thought I would never see anything like the treble again but I think this beats it," said 39 year-old who has yet to retire.
Paul Scholes, who grew up at the club together with Giggs, is finally retiring this season at the age of 38 and paid tribute to the United fans.
"It is just great to see this turnout. We are so proud to play for this club and to have such great fans it is just amazing."
The 71-year-old Ferguson, who has led United over 26 years, took the microphone again to thank for the amazing support.
"Absolutely fantastic, all of you thanks for the fantastic support. We are proud of you," Ferguson said.
He was then joined by club captain Nemanja Vidic to celebrate Sir Alex's 13th league title and the club's 20th.