Flashback: Ferguson's last days as Man United manager

Sir Alex Ferguson announced on 8 May 2013 that he would retire at the end of the 2012-13 season after more than 26 years spent decorating Manchester United's trophy room with silverware. During his incredible reign as Manchester United manager, the club won a plethora of trophies that included 13 English league titles, two European Cups, five FA Cups and four League Cups as well as the FIFA Club World Cup. Ferguson bowed out of management on 19 May 2013 with a smile, a wave and a bucketful of goals in his 1,500th Manchester United game but without the victory he had so wanted. ALSO SEE: An emotional weekend for world football; Celebrating Alex Ferguson's glittering career; Ferguson's success built on work-ethic bedrock and Ferguson's triumphs drove United's commercial growth.

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is applauded by players after his 1,500th and final match in charge of the club following the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on May 19, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is applauded by players after his 1,500th and final match in charge of the club following the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on May 19, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is applauded by players after his 1,500th and final match in charge of the club following the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on May 19, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates with the Premier League trophy following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates with the Premier League trophy following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates with the Premier League trophy following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manchester United fans hold up banners thanking Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manchester United fans hold up banners thanking Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manchester United fans hold up banners thanking Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson salutes the crowd prior his 1,500th and final match in charge of the club ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on May 19, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson salutes the crowd prior his 1,500th and final match in charge of the club ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on May 19, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson salutes the crowd prior his 1,500th and final match in charge of the club ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on May 19, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manchester United watches fans hold up signs thanking Sir Alex Ferguson during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manchester United watches fans hold up signs thanking Sir Alex Ferguson during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manchester United watches fans hold up signs thanking Sir Alex Ferguson during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United waves goodbye to the fans after the Barclays Premier League match between Wet Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on May 19, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United waves goodbye to the fans after the Barclays Premier League match between Wet Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on May 19, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United waves goodbye to the fans after the Barclays Premier League match between Wet Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on May 19, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Sir Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United looks on with Rafael Benitez, interim manager of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on May 5, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Sir Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United looks on with Rafael Benitez, interim manager of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on May 5, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Sir Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United looks on with Rafael Benitez, interim manager of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on May 5, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United applauds the crowd after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United applauds the crowd after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United applauds the crowd after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Sir Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United celebrates victory and winning the Premier League title after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 22, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Sir Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United celebrates victory and winning the Premier League title after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 22, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Sir Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United celebrates victory and winning the Premier League title after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 22, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United squad celebrates with his grandchildren after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United squad celebrates with his grandchildren after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United squad celebrates with his grandchildren after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson (R) and the bench applaud as Robin van Persie of Manchester United (not pictured) scores their fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on May 19, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. Ferguson is in charge for his 1,500th and final match for the club. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson (R) and the bench applaud as Robin van Persie of Manchester United (not pictured) scores their fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on May 19, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. Ferguson is in charge for his 1,500th and final match for the club. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson (R) and the bench applaud as Robin van Persie of Manchester United (not pictured) scores their fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on May 19, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. Ferguson is in charge for his 1,500th and final match for the club. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United talks to Manager Arsene Wenger of Arsenal ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on April 28, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United talks to Manager Arsene Wenger of Arsenal ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on April 28, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United talks to Manager Arsene Wenger of Arsenal ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on April 28, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United complains to fourth official Mark Clattenburg the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 22, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Tom Purslow/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United complains to fourth official Mark Clattenburg the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 22, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Tom Purslow/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United complains to fourth official Mark Clattenburg the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 22, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Tom Purslow/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Phil Jones, Shinji Kagawa, Antonio Valencia, Rafael and manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United celebrate winning the Premier League title after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 22, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Phil Jones, Shinji Kagawa, Antonio Valencia, Rafael and manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United celebrate winning the Premier League title after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 22, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Phil Jones, Shinji Kagawa, Antonio Valencia, Rafael and manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United celebrate winning the Premier League title after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 22, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson reacts as he is applauded by players after his 1,500th and final match in charge of the club following the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on May 19, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson reacts as he is applauded by players after his 1,500th and final match in charge of the club following the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on May 19, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson reacts as he is applauded by players after his 1,500th and final match in charge of the club following the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on May 19, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 08: The bronze statue of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is pictured on the day he announced his retirement as club manager on May 8, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 08: The bronze statue of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is pictured on the day he announced his retirement as club manager on May 8, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 08: The bronze statue of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is pictured on the day he announced his retirement as club manager on May 8, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United is given a guard of honour by both teams ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United is given a guard of honour by both teams ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United is given a guard of honour by both teams ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United celebrates Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez scoring their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United celebrates Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez scoring their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United celebrates Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez scoring their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United watches from the dugout during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United watches from the dugout during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United watches from the dugout during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson shakes hands with fans prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson shakes hands with fans prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson shakes hands with fans prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: A Manchester United fan shows off a banner to honour Manager Sir Alex Ferguson prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: A Manchester United fan shows off a banner to honour Manager Sir Alex Ferguson prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: A Manchester United fan shows off a banner to honour Manager Sir Alex Ferguson prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson lifts the Premier League trophy following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson lifts the Premier League trophy following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson lifts the Premier League trophy following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United celebrates with Paul Scholes after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United celebrates with Paul Scholes after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United celebrates with Paul Scholes after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: A Thank You message for Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson is displayed following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: A Thank You message for Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson is displayed following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: A Thank You message for Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson is displayed following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson speaks to the crowd following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson speaks to the crowd following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson speaks to the crowd following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: A fan displays a tribute shirt to Sir Alex Ferguson during the Manchester United Premier League winners parade on May 13, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: A fan displays a tribute shirt to Sir Alex Ferguson during the Manchester United Premier League winners parade on May 13, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: A fan displays a tribute shirt to Sir Alex Ferguson during the Manchester United Premier League winners parade on May 13, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and chief-executive David Gill celebrate during the Manchester United Premier League Winners Parade at Manchester Town Hall on May 13, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and chief-executive David Gill celebrate during the Manchester United Premier League Winners Parade at Manchester Town Hall on May 13, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and chief-executive David Gill celebrate during the Manchester United Premier League Winners Parade at Manchester Town Hall on May 13, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson speaks to the crowd during the Manchester United Premier League Winners Parade at Manchester Town Hall on May 13, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson speaks to the crowd during the Manchester United Premier League Winners Parade at Manchester Town Hall on May 13, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson speaks to the crowd during the Manchester United Premier League Winners Parade at Manchester Town Hall on May 13, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 17: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United speaks during his final pre-match press conference as Manchester United manager at Carrington Training Ground on May 17, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 17: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United speaks during his final pre-match press conference as Manchester United manager at Carrington Training Ground on May 17, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 17: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United speaks during his final pre-match press conference as Manchester United manager at Carrington Training Ground on May 17, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson looks on from the bench during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on May 19, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. Ferguson is in charge for his 1,500th and final match for the club. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson looks on from the bench during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on May 19, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. Ferguson is in charge for his 1,500th and final match for the club. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson looks on from the bench during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on May 19, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. Ferguson is in charge for his 1,500th and final match for the club. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson applauds the crowd after his 1,500th and final match in charge of the club following the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on May 19, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson applauds the crowd after his 1,500th and final match in charge of the club following the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on May 19, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson applauds the crowd after his 1,500th and final match in charge of the club following the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on May 19, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (PREMIUM PRICING APPLIES - MINIMUM PRINT FEE OF GBP 250, ONLINE FEE OF GBP 125 OR LOCAL EQUIVALENTS) Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United celebrates in the dressing room after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 22, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (PREMIUM PRICING APPLIES - MINIMUM PRINT FEE OF GBP 250, ONLINE FEE OF GBP 125 OR LOCAL EQUIVALENTS) Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United celebrates in the dressing room after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 22, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (PREMIUM PRICING APPLIES - MINIMUM PRINT FEE OF GBP 250, ONLINE FEE OF GBP 125 OR LOCAL EQUIVALENTS) Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United celebrates in the dressing room after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 22, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

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