End of an era: Alex Ferguson retires as Manchester United manager
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Today is a sad day for Manchester United fans and players as Sir Alex Ferguson has announced his retirement after almost 27 years with the club. Rumours began on Twitter last night that Ferguson was contemplating retirement after securing the Premiership for a record 13th time and the Scot, considered the greatest football manager ever, confirmed this morning that United’s game at West Brom will be his final came in charge of the team. In a statement released by Man Utd’s official website, Ferguson said the decision was not taken lightly. "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."
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