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UEFA president Michel Platini (R) talks with Manchester United's manager Alex Ferguson as they pose for a group picture, at the 13th Elite Club Coaches Forum, in Nyon, on August 31, 2011. Europe's leading club coaches are invited at the event to discuss the latest trends in club football and express their views on major issues affecting top club football. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

'Football will be a lot poorer'

Reaction to the announcement on 8 May 2013 by Premier League champions Manchester United that manager Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the season. In Pictures: Celebrating Alex Ferguson's glittering career.