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
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