Word on the Tweet: Twitter waves goodbye to Sir Alex Ferguson and the Premier League's retiring stars

As well as saying a fond farewell to a whole host of retirees, the tweeters of the game have been reflecting on their seasons while already looking forward to next year
The Premier League is over for another year, and this will be remembered as the season some of the greatest names in the business said goodbye.

Sir Alex Ferguson has called time on his illustrious managerial career, ending with an incredible 5-5 draw at West Brom, while Michael Owen, Jamie Carragher and Paul Scholes are among the Premier League legends who have ended their playing days.

The footballing Twitter community has been saying its goodbyes to the greats of the game while reflecting on their own seasons, and Goal.com has gathered a few snippets for today’s Word on the Tweet...

"5-5.....what a mad result! Lets be honest the boss was never going out with a boring 0-0!!"
Rio Ferdinand reflects on Sir Alex Ferguson's frankly astonishing last game in charge of Manchester United.

"What a strange game to end a managerial career like Sir Alex's #Manutd but what manager he has been for all his players!!"
Edwin van der Sar was also among those paying tribute to Sir Alex. The former Red Devils goalkeeper might have been disappointed to see one of his replacements let in five, however...

"Wow! Where do I start? Huge thanks to the Stoke fans. They sang my name non stop and gave me a send off I will never forget. #specialfans"
Another big name saying goodbye is Michael Owen, who was delighted with the reception he received in his last game for Stoke at Southampton.

"Carra 737 games. Unbelievable. The numbers says it all. YNWA"
Daniel Agger lets maths do the talking after his fellow Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher also says goodbye.

"Congratulations to Carra, Scholesy and all those players retiring today. Legends of the game."
Michael Owen takes time out from his goodbyes to salute former England team-mates Jamie Carrager and Paul Scholes as they bow out.

"Scored goals. Got a great transfer. Few weeks to relax and get my self ready for what is gonna be an unforgettable new season..."
Demba Ba is clearly very happy with life at Chelsea and is already raring to go for next season, which kicks off in 89 days.

"The end of a season means the beginning of a new one. Nothing but thanks for all the great support, it really meant a lot. #MCFC"
Vincent Kompany is clearly in a reflective mood after a trophyless season with Manchester City, but he too is preparing for August's curtain-raiser.

"With Maicon in the airport Manchester! Next stop New York "
Sergio Aguero
isn't too down though, with the prospect of a few days in America and a double-header of friendlies against Chelsea to enjoy.

"A kinda anti climax but saying that 9th and a major trophy! Amazing season for all involved with Swansea... Thank you everyone!"
Wayne Routledge, meanwhile, is pretty happy with Swansea's historic season despite finishing with a 3-0 defeat at home to Fulham.

"Thanks for your support during the season. Have a nice summer. Felly"
Marouane Fellaini bids farewell to the Everton faithful and also raises questions over a surprisingly poor nickname for a man with such a magnificent hairstyle.