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'The best manager that has ever lived' - Football world reacts to Sir Alex retirement on Twitter

The Manchester United boss will step down from his position as manager of the Old Trafford club at the end of the season after a remarkable 26 years at the helm.

VINCENT KOMPANY
"Sir Alex, one of the best managers of all time. After 26 years of success in the game, we all owe him a tribute."

MICHAEL OWEN
"It's just not sinking in! Manchester United with no Sir Alex just doesn't feel right. What a man and great that it has ended on his terms."


KASPER SCHMEICHEL
"Beyond gutted! The best manager that has ever lived! No question!"

DANNY SIMPSON
"Wow I can't believe Sir Alex has actually retired. It doesn't seem real. He's an absolute legend n I'm privileged to say I worked with him"


ROMELU LUKAKU
"Sad to hear that one of the greatest managers has retired. Sir Alex a true Champion #Legend"

RAVEL MORRISON

"Sir Alex #legend"


CHELSEA FC
"All at #CFC would like to wish Sir Alex Ferguson the very best in his retirement. He has been a fantastic adversary over 26 years."

NEIL LENNON
"The game just wont be the same without Sir Alex..what a contribution he has made to the game..doubt anyone will ever replicate it"


PETER SCHMEICHEL

"Disappointed, shocked, sad. Didn't think THAT day would be today."

SEPP BLATTER
"Just heard Sir Alex Ferguson is retiring at end of season. His achievements in the game place him without doubt as one of the ‘greats’."


GIUSEPPE ROSSI
"What a career! Proud and honored to have been coached by Sir Alex Ferguson. #thankyougaffer"
 

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