Manchester United and England midfielder Tom Cleverley has tweeted:
Sure I'm not alone saying this. Boss has been a massive influence on my career to date. Thanx and all the best!
Sir Alex Ferguson's brisk way with words has influenced the way we talk about football.
A timeline of the life of outgoing Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
A special photo gallery of Sir Alex Ferguson's career at Manchester United as he steps down from his post as manager of the club.