Seven things you probably didn't know about Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United's longest serving manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, shocked the world when he announced his retirement earlier this week. As fans continue to mourn his decision to walk away from the game for good, we dig up seven fun facts that you most probably didn't know about the Scottish legend. (By Nicholas C.)

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