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Fergie: Monday’s parade was better than 99

Ahead of his final game in charge on Sunday, Sir Alex Ferguson has reflected on the past week, claiming our parade on Monday night was even better than the one in 1999.

“It’s amazing, you are overwhelmed,” he said. “Sunday was amazing, quite unbelievable. The parade on Monday, I thought ’99 could not be beaten when we turned into Deansgate that time. This time it was incredible and I thought it was better than ’99 I really do. It was the first time in my time we’ve been allowed into Albert Square. When I came for some reason they’d banned the supporters being in Albert Square. I don’t know where that came from, a previous Cup Final I think. That was fantastic. They had a band playing there, it was really great.”

Over the past 26 years, Fergie has created plenty of memories, but remains humble about his success with the club, claiming it’s an honour to have been our manager.

“The memories are there,” he added. “26 years at Manchester United is fantastic. The day I came here was a privilege, and the day I’ve left I’ve been honoured. You run the gamut of emotions, it’s such a great football club. I’m lucky to have been here that long.”

Thought when asked to single out his proudest moment from those 26, he couldn’t.

“No, being here is the thing to be proud of.”

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  1. CJ7 says:

    Brilliant person and coach…what does the future hold for ManUtd without him we don’t know.

    What i’m most scared of is…will ManUtd also go through managers like all the other top clubs(chelsea, madrid, liverpool, both milan teams,etc.) in the football world. Are David Moyes gonna continue achieving the success of the manager before him…fact is we don’t know.

    I’ve been a Utd fan since 1994 and are used to the team winning trophies while playing brilliant football. Dont wanna sound like a doom prophet…but what’s gonna happen if the team dont win anything for lets say 5 yrs? Will Moyes be able to bounce back from defeat the way SAF use to do it?

    Both uncertain and exciting times ahead thats for sure…if it doesnt go our way we’ll atleast see who’s the glory hunters and who is the die hard fans.

    One thing’s for sure the foundation for our new manager is pretty solid.
    For now all we can do is support DM and the teams that play for him.

  2. King Eric says:

    CJ7 – No mate hence the appoinment of Moyes. Stability.

  3. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Did anyone publish an official crowd estimate for the parade?

    Must have been 20K on Chester Rd where I was. Couldn’t get near the ground. Totally packed!

    Not a blue to be seen as well :twisted:

  4. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Fergies final Press conference.

    Oi me! :(

  5. CJ7 says:

    King Eric…I hear you mate and i sure hope so. Must say the appointment of DM makes more sense by the day…


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