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Man United parade trophy

Manchester United will parade the Premier League trophy on an open-top bus tour through the city today, a day after Sir Alex Ferguson took charge over his last United home game.

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Ferguson decided to retire to spend time with wife

Sir Alex Ferguson said he made the decision to retire from football last Christmas after his wife's sister died.

Sir Alex Ferguson's wife Cathy (centre) in the stands today. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

He told Sky Sports: "Things changed when Cathy's (Sir Alex's wife) sister died, she's isolated a lot now and I think I owe her a lot of my own time.

"For 47 years she's been the leader of the family, looked after our three sons and sacrificed for me, now she's got lots of grandchildren, they all dote on her and I think she's lost her best friend, so I think I owe her time.

"Also, it is important to go out a winner, that is really important at this club."

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