The day that Manchester United fans dreaded the most has finally come. Sir Alex Ferguson, the greatest football manager of all-time has finally announced his retirement from football after 27 glorious years. Many fans probably haven’t forgotten the fact that on the day Sir Alex took over as the boss at Old Trafford, the Red Devils were lying at the bottom of the old First Division. The club had only 7 league titles to show with the last won on 1967 – compared to the 16 owned by its great rival, Liverpool, at that time. Fast forward 27 years later, Sir Alex has successfully completed his mission to knock Liverpool right off their f***ing perch with 20 league titles to date compared to 18 by Liverpool. As a former player, Gary Neville, rightly pointed out – Sir Alex should be hailed for turning the club he loves from a ‘laughing stock’ into European champions. You did a marvellous job Sir Alex; #ThankYouSirAlex.
Fans all over the world have come out with many ways to express their gratitude and thanks to Sir Alex Ferguson. Twitter and Facebook were all trending keywords “SirAlex’ with hash tag ThankYou (#ThankYouSirAlex). Many former players, friends and rivals took turn paying tribute to the legendary Scotsman. Not a small number also took the opportunity to take advantage of the situation with promotional gimmick like the one created by telecommunication giant, Nokia. Thank you for the great years Sir Alex, how about trying out new Nokia Lumia 920, for free? (more…)