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VIDEO: Sir Alex Ferguson lifts the Premier League trophy


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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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19 Comments

  1. NBI Red Onion says:

    “Today was just amazing and special,” Evra told MUTV. “I don’t know if I’m celebrating or if I’m sad because the boss is leaving. It’s a strange atmosphere and, I don’t know, but I’m sad. I win the title but am sad actually.

    “It was emotional for everyone – especially for the boss. He represents a lot for myself – I always say I was never scared of the boss but I was scared to disappoint him. He gave me a lot of things and I just said ‘thank you’ every time for what he has done for me.”

    “We always score late goals – it’s not luck any more for me, just Manchester United’s culture.

    “I’m pleased for Rio. What a great goal and, to score in the last home game, I’m really pleased for him. Rio has had an excellent season.

    “Now we are so happy we’re champions. Of course, when you win one, two, three, four or five. When I won the first one, I wanted to win more. We want to retain the trophy for next year. We’ll make sure we have a good holiday but be back ready for next year as we have to win it again.”

  2. Costas says:

    Dream stuff. Bowed out like he deserved to.

  3. King Eric says:

    NBI. Gotta love Pat. Proper Red.

  4. Indy says:

    Fantastic day. Glad Sir Alex got the reception he so rightly deserves, from the club, players and fans.

  5. Lee Martins Winner says:

    Drunk………….

    Fucking Love United!

  6. NBI Red Onion says:

    @ King Eric – I think Pat, Carrick and Vidic are on route to legend status for me, one more CL and 2 more EPL’s should do it…! Well within their abilities. But yeah you can see the guy loves the Club and was absolutely gutted to lose the manager, he will help keep things ticking over next season and looks like Rio is staying too – that guy knows how to celebrate, he is great for spirit. Are you going to West Brom game? I have finally bagged a ticket.

  7. NBI Red Onion says:

    Saying goodbye to SAF is like your wife of many years suddenly leaving you and moving in next doors, but as a sweetner offering you a new younger, more ginger wife. Discuss.

  8. NBI Red Onion says:

    Ferguson: “I decided at Christmas. Cathy’s sister died. She had lost her best friend and she has been isolated. For 47 years she has been the leader of the family. She has made a lot of sacrifices for me. It was difficult to keep it a secret. Sometimes we nearly blurted it out to the family and we told our sons in March but my brother didn’t know until Tuesday. I wanted to tell the players first and also my staff. Unfortunately there were rumours going around on Tuesday so we started to speed it up a bit.”

    @ Lee Martins – I need to get drunk, this week has been overload for me, I have a deadline and I am glued to events at United, as Pat put it, I am celebrating (title) but I am sad, gutted, gutted…

  9. Northwalesred says:

    When all is said and done, what Bill Shankly said about football being more important than life or death ( albeit tongue in cheek) is bollocks. Sir Alex has to put his wife’s and his own health and well being above everything else. The loss of her sister has obviously affected Lady Cathy badly and the Boss is doing the right thing supporting her, just as she has backed him throughout his illustrious career. We have been so fortunate to have had him for such a long time as our manager.Although today feels more like a bereavement than a celebration, I wish him and his good lady a long and happy retirement and I will support David Moyes wholeheartedly in keeping with the great mans wishes. Enjoy it Sir Alex you have richly deserved it..

  10. Hans says:

    Today at OT was special. Was very lucky to be there, This will not be repeated in a long long time!

    Surprised the fat boy dared to come out at all!

    Anyway, I Wish Sir Alex a happy retirement! Tomorrow should have been Fergie Bank Holiday!!!!

  11. Sushi says:

    you know it wasn’t until he laid out the details behind his retirement that I really got a sense of just how much this man has put into this club. How many hours of hard work that he could have spent otherwise with his family. It’s moments like this that makes you appreciate the genius of the man and just how utterly devoted he was to his job and this club.

    I know its silly to say that, but you get so caught up week in week out watching the game and the extreme emotions of winning or losing. Sometimes you need moments like this to ground you and make you realize the importance of life.

    Thank you Sir Alex, there will never be one like you again. I truly hope you enjoy your retirement and I only hope that as a fan we can do right by the club the way you’ve done all these years.

  12. kel says:

    Still feeling sad about it. I cant get over the fact fergie is not managing anymore. =(

  13. Shebangsthedrums says:

    “Just another day in the history of Manchester United” how I’m going to miss Sir Alex, still doesn’t seem real, I suppose it will sink in when David Moyes leads the boys out at Wembley in August. I going up to Manchester to say my goodbyes to the great man and hopefully enjoy the victory parade.

  14. California-Mexi Red says:

    I don’t post many comments, but I’m compelled to say that I feel a certain sadness now that our living legend Sir Alex has retired. Though it may sound absolutely terrible to say, but the feeling I had watching the match 3 times today albeit on Mothers Day of which the Misses was none to pleased, that I felt gutted more so than when my granddad pasted away. Though it may sound ridiculous to make such a admission, but Sir Alex exemplifies every ounce of class that any young boy growing up would aspire to be. Keep in mind my granddad was a proper asshole so it makes it rather easy to say. I’ll be sure and pass along my love for United to my son as my father passed along to me.

    What more can one say that hasn’t already said about SAF.

    Onward and forward we go with Moyes.

    God Bless United!!

  15. bayoRed says:

    Behind David Moyce in respect of Fergie.. What an emotional night and thanks to the team for the overshadowed win!

  16. bayoRed says:

    I still lve Wayne 10, I hope he is wel advised and stays.

  17. Marq says:

    Well, that statement Sir Alex made, about the players infront of him representing the club in the right way, showed what he thinks of Rooney.

  18. kungfoocantona says:

    i must say the press deserves alot of credit, with the rooney situation threatening to overhaul te celebration of not just a record 20h league titlebut jesus christ himself standing don from the hot seat it was good to see that they pretty much ignored it and instead decided to pay tribute to our manager…well done the press….PS thats the last time il ever fuckin say that :)

  19. Viva United says:

    I was at swansea game yesterday in the stretford end but the atmosphere was nothing compared to Madrid game bit annoyed no one sung that much. First 5 minutes amazing then untill Rio’s goal crowd was quiet. But all in all great game.

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