Sir Alex Ferguson was convinced Man Utd would regain the Premier League title from their city rivals on the day they lost out in 2012
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– Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs speaking to the Daily Telegraph
"We have a really good bunch of lads in the dressing room and, whenever the manager needs help, the more experienced players will help. That has been the norm, ever since I have been in the club.
What David Moyes is coming into is a good atmosphere, a really good bunch of lads, very good players and a really strong squad, so it is a strong position to be in. But the downside is that you have to follow the most successful manager that has ever lived.
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– Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes speaking to the Daily Mail
It's a sad day but hopefully David is happy with what he's done.
From the start you knew the quality he had and the professionalism. His range of passing and his free-kicks were brilliant and that was no accident - he was out there practising all day long.
That's our year finished now. I think there's only Ryan Giggs, who was a year older than us, still going as strong as ever.
Former England manager Steve McClaren hailed David Beckham as a great of the modern game after the former national team captain announced his retirement.
– Former England manager Steve McClaren.
He was a great player.
He made the very most of his talents through sheer hard work and professionalism and always doing extra work on the training field.
He inspired his team-mates through his performances.
He was a winner, he's won so many things in his career, and that was infectious on his team-mates.