Rio Ferdinand praises Sir Alex's 'desire to win'

Rio Ferdinand has become the first current Manchester United player to react to the news of Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.

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The bosses work ethic, his desire to win + to make us better players were unrivalled. Thanks boss.

Read: The life and times of Sir Alex Ferguson

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Sir Alex Ferguson to retire

Manchester United say Sir Alex Ferguson is to retire as manager after 26 years in charge. Everton boss David Moyes is widely expected to be his replacement.