Manchester United title parade will kick-off at Old Trafford

The Red Devils will embark on an open-top bus procession through Manchester to mark their 20th top-flight championship success, the city council confirmed, ending at Albert Square
Manchester United will commence the victory parade to celebrate their 20th league title success with a send-off at Old Trafford.

The parade will also offer the chance for United fans at large to bid farewell to Sir Alex Ferguson, who announced on Wednesday that he will retire as manager at the end of the season.

An open-top bus procession, that will see United make their way through Manchester, will get underway this coming Monday at 18:00 in the forecourt of the stadium's East Stand, leaving via Sir Matt Busby Way 30 minutes later, Manchester City council confirmed.

The motorcade will roll towards the city centre, taking in Chester Road, Deansgate and Lloyd Street, before reaching Albert Square at 19:40, with Sir Alex expected to make a speech before the festivities conclude at 20:00.

Road closures will also be in place, according to the Council, with people travelling to and from the centre of Manchester warned that traffic will be disrupted during the parade that will also affect public transport.

United will be presented with the Premier League trophy following the final home game with Swansea on Saturday after wrestling it away from local rivals Manchester City, while chief executive David Gill praised the fans for their contribution during the season.

"The support from the fans has been incredible this season and we're looking forward to celebrating with them during the trophy parade," he told BBC News.