'Football will be a lot poorer'

Manchester United's Scottish manager Sir Alex Ferguson (L) shakes hands with Chief Executive David Gill (R) as he celebrates 25 years in charge before the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England on November 5, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRKRESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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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.

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