Technically speaking, I knew this day would come, but at the same time, when it finally happened, it feels so unreal. Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement from the football scene, after 26 six years managing my all time favourite club, Manchester United. He joined Man. Utd. in 1986, exactly the year I was born.
From the days when my dad would watch alone, to the days that he taught me to watch and I watched with him, till now, I watched alone, Alex Ferguson has been there, at sidelines, yelling commands at his players and cheering at goals scored. I won’t deny it won’t be the same not seeing him there, at the sidelines.
Though it’s really sad to see him retire, I believe he has earned this well deserved rest. The trophies he has under his belt is enough to make him a legend in the football world. Oh, let me rephrase that. He’s not a legend, but he’s the legend. My most memorable season is in 1999 where he lead the Red Devils to a treble win. That was fucking awesome! I remember celebrating with my dad. Dad even got me a t-shirt that says ‘Treble Champions’. But time is sometimes a cruel thing. 14 years down the road, dad passed away and now Fergie’s retiring. I guess all good things must come to an end? I hope not, though. Hopefully new manager David Moyes will be able to continue leading the Red Devils into more victories.
Coming back, it’s definitely a loss to the club, and all it’s fans around the world. Heck, even those from the rivaling clubs feel the loss. As long as you’re a football fan, you’ll know the significance of Sir Alex Ferguson. I don’t care what anyone else says, but to me, Alex Ferguson is the best manager ever in the history of English football. As a matter of fact, he’s the best manager ever. Period.
All being said, I hope he’ll have a splendid retirement.