Speaking at the launch of "The Class Of 92", David Beckham said he is surprised "everyday" at how his life has turned out.
Sir Alex Ferguson's famously ruthless management style was successful at Manchester United, but would it have worked at another club?
Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography lifts the lid on his relationship with David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Arsene Wenger.
Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he was approached by Roman Abramovich to manage Chelsea, and that he told him there was "no chance".
In an interview with American broadcaster PBS, he said: “They used an agent to approach me when Abramovich first took over the club.”
The veteran former Manchester United manager gave his vote of confidence to his successor David Moyes, insisting his former team is "in good hands".
He was also adamant that any rumours of him coming out of retirement were unfounded: “I made my decision. The timing was perfect. There is no way back for me now. I’ve got a new life."
The former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed some of his managerial secrets in his first major post-retirement interview to a US network to be broadcast tonight.
Sir Alex told the Charlie Rose Show on PBS that you should "never hold a grudge - it's very important" and that the best players are those who are courageous.
He admitted the worst part of a job was recognising a player was beyond his best.
And he showed an insight into his team talks: "I always say to them at half time, in the last 15 minutes - throw the kitchen sink!"
Ahead of today's Manchester derby, Chief Superintendent Stuart Ellison of Greater Manchester Police warned fans that there would be a "significant" number of officers at the match to deal with any trouble.
Last year's match was blighted by a fan who ran on the pitch and another who thew a coin that drew blood from Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand when it struck him just above the eye.
Sir Alex Ferguson has given his first interview to Manchester United's in-house TV station since he retired as the club's manager.
Sir Alex in an exclusive interview with #MUTV: "I've enjoyed my retirement. I left at the right time. It was a great period of my life."
He heralded the return to form of Wayne Rooney, a player he was said to have fallen out with at the end of last season:
Sir Alex on @waynerooney: "I thought Wayne was fantastic [on Tuesday]. He's got his energy back, his determination, his purpose to attack."
Manchester United latest annual results confirm the club's rapid commercial expansion.
With new deals being announced on almost a weekly basis, it is no surprise commercial revenues have risen a staggering 29.7% to £152.5million for the year ended June 30, 2013.
It is the most significant rise in an overall 13.4% increase in turnover to a club record of £363.2million.
The club's debt has fallen by 10.9% to £389.2million.
Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini may be on the bench for Manchester United today for the game against Crystal Palace, but it has not stopped fans paying tribute to him with afro wigs.
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will receive the honorary freedom of Trafford borough.
Sir Alex will be formally honoured on October 14, the local council has announced.
A road near Old Trafford stadium will also be changed from Waters Reach to Sir Alex Ferguson Way in recognition of his achievements.
Sir Alex said he was "delighted to accept this honour".
Manchester United has signed Marouane Fellaini for $43 million (£27.5m), according to the Everton FC website.
"I'm Usain Bolt," begins the message. "I'm a big fan of Manchester United. Dave Moyes, we need a creative midfielder. One that can pass and create opportunities. Right now.
"More control," concludes Bolt. "Serious face."
Click here to watch Bolt's Instagram video.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will miss United's game against Liverpool and could miss England's crucial World Cup games against Moldova and Ukraine after receiving a head injury, the Sunday Mirror has reported.
Rooney is believed to have received 10 stitches for a head gash suffered in training on Saturday.