Sir Alex Ferguson’s Farewell Speech

I’ve got absolutely no script in my mind, I’m just going to ramble on and hope I get to the coe of what this football club’s meant to be.

First of all, its a thank you to Manchester United. Not just the directors, not just the medical staff, not just the coaching staff, the players or the supporters, its all of you.

You have been the most fantastic experience in my life.

I have been very fortunate to manage some of the greatest players in the country, let alone Manchester United. All these players here today have represented your club the proper way.

They’ve won the championship in a fantastic fashion. Well done to the players.

My retirement doesn’t mean the end of my relationship with the club, I’m able to now enjoy watching them rather than suffering with them. If you think about it, those last-minute goals, the comebacks, even the defeats, are all part of this great football club of ours. Its been unbelievable, thank you for that.

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

Before I start blubbering, I just want to pay tribute to Paul Scholes. He’s unbelievable, one of the greatest players this club has ever had and will ever have.

Paul, we wish you a good retirement and I know you’ll be around to annoy me! Also I’d just like you to join me in wishing Darren Fletcher a speedy recovery.

The players… I wish the players every success in the future. You know how good you are. You know the jersey you’re wearing, you know what it means to everyone here and don’t ever let yourself down. The expectation is always there. I’m going home, well, I’m going inside for a while, and I want to say thank you again from all the Ferguson family. Thank you.

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Well done boss! Have a good day! *tears*

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