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Chelsea v Manchester United - FA Community Shield

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United holds aloft the Community Shield trophy after the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on August 8, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

Celebrating Alex Ferguson's glittering career

May 8, 2013

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the 2012-13 season after more than 26 years in charge, bringing to a close the most glittering managerial career in British soccer. The Premier League champions confirmed on May 8 that Ferguson, 71, would step aside following United's home game against West Bromwich Albion on May 19. Here's a look back at his glittering and award-winning career during which he won 49 trophies.