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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United watches from the dugout during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on May 5, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

Celebrating Alex Ferguson's glittering career

8 May 2013

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the 2012-13 season after more than 26 years in charge, bringing to a close the most glittering managerial career in British soccer. The Premier League champions confirmed on May 8 that Ferguson, 71, would step aside following United's home game against West Bromwich Albion on May 19. Here's a look back at his glittering and award-winning career during which he won 49 trophies.