Monday evening thousands of Manchester United fans flooded the streets of the city to hail their Premier League title-winning heroes and to say goodbye to good ol’Fergie who stepped down as United manager after Sunday’s game against West Brom. 

During his “Thank You” speech to over 75,000 fans for the “unbelievable” send-off in his final home game as United boss on Sunday, Ferguson requested that  the club’s fans support the new boss, David Moyes.

“When we had bad times here, everyone stood by me and your job now is to stand by your new manager,” he said.

“Everyone at the club and you the fans have been the most fantastic experience of my life… Thank you. I have been very fortunate to manage some of the greatest players in the country. These players have won the championship in fantastic fashion. Well done to them.”

Ferguson also revealed more details about his decision to step down.

“I decided to retire last Christmas… Things changed when my wife Cathy’s sister died. She has lost her best friend, her sister. Also, I wanted to go out a winner.” 

Ferguson, who will stay on at Old Trafford as a director and ambassador, added he would not be retiring completely.

Sir Alex Ferguson retires after  26 glorious years.