Stoke City's Michael Owen, Newcastle United's Danny Simpson and West Ham United's Ravel Morrison, who all played at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson, have praised the retiring manager.
I don't care who you support, if Ferguson's departing speech didn't leave a lump in your throat I don't know what will. Absolute legend.
N iv just been watching Sir Alex do his speech. Not gonna lie its emotional. He's an absolute legend. Congratulations
Best there was best there is and best there ever will be sad to see you leave the game sir Alex god bless xx
More top news
A Church of England bishop has criticised the PM for his controversial description of migrants seeking to come to the UK as a "swarm".
A senior Labour peer has said rogue peers should be immediately suspended from the House of Lords when scandals break.
Emmerdale star Anthony Quinlan has revealed he split his trousers in front of the rest of the cast and crew during filming.