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Manchester United v Blackpool - Premier League

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United presents Edwin van der Sar with an award to mark his retirement ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Blackpool at Old Trafford on May 22, 2011 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

'Football will be a lot poorer'

Reaction to the announcement on 8 May 2013 by Premier League champions Manchester United that manager Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the season. In Pictures: Celebrating Alex Ferguson's glittering career.