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Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s Farewell Speech [VIDEO]

alex ferguson lifts epl trophy 600x805 Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Fergusons Farewell Speech [VIDEO]

Sir Alex Ferguson lifted the Premier League trophy today, the 20th title for Manchester United.

It was a sentimental and emotional day for Ferguson, the United staff, players, supporters at Old Trafford and many soccer fans worldwide.

Before Ferguson and the team lifted the trophy, Ferguson gave a farewell speech in the center circle of Old Trafford. Here are his words:

Alex Ferguson's farewell speech at Old Trafford by footballdaily1

“I’ve no script in my mind, I just want to ramble on and get to the core of what this football club is meant to be.

“Thank you to Manchester United not just the directors, players, coaching staff, supporters, it’s all of you. It has been the most fantastic experience of my life. Thank you

“I have been very fortunate, I’ve been able to manage some of the greatest players in the country let alone Manchester United.

“All these players here today, they have represented our club the proper way and have won a championship in fantastic fashion. Well done to the players.

“My retirement doesn’t mean the end of my life at the club. I will be able to enjoy watching them rather than suffering with them.

“But if you think about it, those last minute goals, comebacks, even the defeats, are all part of this great football club of ours.

“It’s been an unbelievable experience so thank you for that.

“I’d also like to remind you that when we had bad times here the club stood by me, the players stood by me, and your job now is to stand by our new manager. That is important.

“Before I start bubbling, I just want to pay tribute to Paul Scholes who retires today.

“Paul is one of the greatest players this club has ever had and ever will have.

“I wish you a great retirement and I know you will still be around annoying me!

“I wish the players every success in the future. You know how good you are.

“I’m going home, well I’m going inside for a while first.

“I just want to thank you from all the Ferguson family. They are all up there, 11 grandchildren. Thank you, thank you.”

Farewell Sir Alex Ferguson and congratulations to Manchester United on a well-deserved 20th Premier League title.

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6 Responses to Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s Farewell Speech [VIDEO]

  1. San Franciscan says:

    Legend is often used to many nowadays, It’s very difficult to find a person that is a true legend, Sir Alex is a real living legend. Thank you Sir Alex for all the memories.

  2. Wongo1 says:

    Well Sais San Franciscan!!

  3. Frill Artist says:

    Thanks for your services, Boss.

  4. Marc says:

    I had tears in my eyes watching this.

  5. Fergie well done indeee u are a legend to remember.

  6. Well done to Alex Ferguson for dominating english football for the past 20 years, however Manchester United fans, your future looks very bleak indeed, you have gianormous boots to fill in Alex Ferguson and your deluded if you think an Everton FC Manager is enough to save you. Leeds United will be back in the Premiership in a few years, then there will be only one United to dominate, the mighty whites of LUFC !!!!

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