Sir Alex Ferguson was less than happy with his sides performance

The statement in full as Sir Alex Ferguson retires at Man Utd

“The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about and one that I have not taken lightly. It is the right time.

Spain captain Iker Casillas lifts the Euro 2012 trophy

Uefa president Michel Platini admits expanded Euros will be 'less interesting'

Euro 2016 will see number of teams increase from 16 to 24

Giggs will undertake 240 hours of study to secure elite managerial qualification

Ryan Giggs to play for Manchester United in his 40s after signing contract extension

Midfielder signs one-year contract extension

Picture preview: Barnaby Barford's Seven Deadly Sins

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Wayne Rooney

Manchester United announce friendly against J.League outfit Cerezo Osaka

United will go on tour in the summer

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United summer tour to end in Hong Kong

United have already announced a six-day training camp in Sydney

Ryan Giggs talks with Sir Alex Ferguson

Ryan Giggs takes steps to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United

Welsh midfielder has taken coaching badges

Wilfried Zaha has been watched several times by Arsenal’s chief scout

Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal interest in Wilfried Zaha

Crystal Palace winger has drawn interest from a host of Premier League sides

Ferguson on scheduling: 'The biggest disadvantage will be television, because the demand for United will never weaken, and if they get us playing lunchtime on a Saturday after European games it’s ridiculous'

Manchester United announce exhibition match in Sydney against Australian A-League All Stars

Manchester United are to travel to Sydney to face the Australian A-League All Stars next summer.

Ivan Gazidis (above) said only 'a fool' would question Arsène Wenger's position

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis takes on influential roles within Uefa

Two new posts for Gunners' chief executive

Robin van Persie pictured at Old Trafford
Robin van Persie pictured at Old Trafford

Alex Ferguson confident Robin van Persie will make Manchester United debut against Everton

Robin van Persie will make his Manchester United debut against Everton on Monday according to Sir Alex Ferguson.

Disappointment off the pitch as cut-price Man Utd float fails to fly in the Big Apple

Manchester United's share price failed to electrify investors last night on their first day of trading, despite being launched at a massive discount.

A view of Old Trafford

Manchester United fans demand full flotation of club by Glazer family

The Manchester United Supporters Trust have called on the Glazer family to launch a full flotation of the Old Trafford outfit, amid reports that their planned initial public offering (IPO) launch in New York has been shelved.

Manchester United confirm pre-season tour of South Africa

Manchester United have confirmed they will start their pre-season tour with two matches in South Africa next month.

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