|Record: Sir Alex Ferguson and millions of United fans were celebrating their record 20th title.|
His dominance in England over the past 20+ years has cemented his place as one of the most influential and best managers to manage ever, and it is not a surprise that so many millions of people are almost in mourning over his retirement.
|Double: Sir Alex and Eric Cantona pose with the FA Cup and EPL trophy in 1996, where United did the double.|
|Twitter: Ronaldo posted a picture on Twitter thanking Sir Alex for everything he had done for him|
|Thanks for everything: Sir Alex turned Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo from a teenage showboat to a superstar.|
|Tribute: Former United player David Beckham led the tributes to his former boss Sir Alex.|
He won thirteen league titles, two European Cups (UCL), five FA Cups and a European Cup-winners' Cup along with the UEFA Super Cup and Community Shield.
He will officially leave his post as manager at the end of the season, and will take up an ambassadorial role with the club along with becoming a member of the board of directors.
He said this;
"The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about and one that I have not taken lightly. It is the right time.
It was important to me to leave an organisation in the strongest possible shape and I believe I have done so. The quality of this league winning squad, and the balance of ages within it, bodes well for continued success at the highest level whilst the structure of the youth set-up will ensure that the long-term future of the club remains a bright one.
Our training facilities are amongst the finest in global sport and our home Old Trafford is rightfully regarded as one of the leading venues in the world.
Going forward, I am delighted to take on the roles of both Direct and Ambassador for the club. With these activities, along with my many other interests, I am looking forward to the future."
It all went very quickly for Manchester United, from hearing about SAF's retirement on Wednesday morning to hearing suddenly that Everton manager David Moyes will replace him next season on a six-year deal worth £4million pounds a year on Thursday afternoon, but he also has a lot of experience in the EPL (11 years in-fact, 3rd longest-serving manager in the EPL).
Rumours are cirulating that Wayne Rooney wants to leave United, and has done for quite some time. The retirement of Sir Alex has just reiterated his desire to leave Manchester, with PSG and Chelsea among the clubs that reportedly want him.
|Baby face: Wayne Rooney was being unveiled as the world's next superstar at Everton...|
|Remember me? David Moyes and Wayne Rooney meet again at United next season..|
Out of all the managers that are available at the moment, it looks like United have nailed their choice in Moyes who despite having not won a trophy in England yet has experience and expertise.
|Manchester United published this picture of their new manager David Moyes yesterday on their official website.|
The main story now is surrounding who will become Everton's new manager. The rumours are that Martinez or Laudrup will replace Moyes, but whoever it is will be expected to qualify for Europe consistently and play at the highest level.