Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson won't be coming to Hong Kong

Alex Ferguson (right) at Hong Kong Stadium in 2005.

Ferguson, 71, who retires after United's last match of the season today, will continue to be an ambassador for the club. Allen did not say why he would not be travelling with the squad, but the British media reported last week that Ferguson planned a short holiday before having hip replacement surgery in July.

Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 7:42am

Rooney dilemma as Ferguson bows out

Manchester United's retiring manager Alex Ferguson kisses the Premier League trophy after his side's victory over Swansea City. Photo: AFP

Alex Ferguson bowed out in triumph following his last Old Trafford match as Manchester United manager, only to leave successor David Moyes with the familiar problem of what to do with striker Wayne Rooney.

14 May 2013 - 5:44am

Alex Ferguson bows out with emotional home win

Manchester United celebrate with their manager Alex Ferguson (centre), holding the Premier League trophy. Photo: AFP

Alex Ferguson thanked Manchester United’s supporters and urged them to stand behind his successor, David Moyes, after an emotional final home game as manager on Sunday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Tears in prospect as Fergie and Moyes say farewell

Alex Ferguson (left) and David Moyes. Photo: AP

Alex Ferguson and David Moyes will find their reputations as two of the Premier League's tough guys put to the test today as the men at the centre of a remarkable week prepare to make tear-stained farewells to Manchester United and Everton.

12 May 2013 - 5:06am

Fergie - a man without equal

Sir Alex Ferguson. Photo: AP

I am genetically disinclined to honour honorifics. Depending which side of the Atlantic you grew up on, you might be as well. And I don't mean the common, courteous honorifics like miss and mister either. I am talking about the royal honorifics, the notion that someone is anointed "Sir" while you are not.

12 May 2013 - 5:08am

Alex Ferguson took the long view

The statue of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson stands in front of the stadium at Old Trafford in Manchester. Photo: AFP

In a profession where fame is fleeting and job security fickle, Alex Ferguson is a singular exception. The fact that most readers will know who we are talking about without prompting is testament to that. This may be due partly to the global media coverage of his retirement after 27 years as manager of Manchester United, the world's most famous football club.

11 May 2013 - 2:35am

Will the game be the same without gruff Glaswegian?

Alex Ferguson's statue at Old Trafford, as permanent as his achievements. Photo: AP

Where were you when Alex Ferguson resigned? On Facebook? Riding the MTR? Checking your portfolio? Ironing your socks?

The older generation can supposedly remember where they were when JFK was assassinated in 1963 (Fergie once revealed he kept a copy of JFK's autopsy report by his bed).

11 May 2013 - 4:51am

Moyes, the alchemist handed a pot of gold

Moyes and Ferguson share a joke last year. Photo: AP

In selecting David Moyes to succeed Alex Ferguson, Manchester United have chosen a man hewn from the same stone. Moyes, 50, is a fellow Glaswegian, and has built his reputation on a fierce will to win and a knack for finding transfer bargains in unexpected locations.

10 May 2013 - 5:49am

Beckham pays tribute to ‘father figure’ Ferguson

David Beckham. Photo: AFP

Former England captain David Beckham hailed Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson as a “father figure” after the Scot announced his retirement on Wednesday.

The 38-year-old Beckham joined Manchester United’s academy and spent 17 years at the club, playing 394 games with the first team and winning six Premier League titles and the 1999 Champions League under Ferguson.

9 May 2013 - 6:08pm

Fergie's final whistle echoes in China

Alex Ferguson is applauded onto the Old Trafford pitch when he celebrated 25 years as United manager on November 5, 2011. Photo: AFP

Millions of Manchester United fans in Hong Kong and on the mainland were last night trying to come to terms with manager Alex Ferguson's retirement.

9 May 2013 - 8:49am

Who said it?

Alex Ferguson

To think of him not managing the club is unthinkable. I'm in a state of shock

Manchester United fan Roy Ng on Alex Ferguson (pictured)


All in all, we peasants simply don't find that life in multi-storey flats suits us

Sichuan earthquake victim Zhou Youcheng on his new home


9 May 2013 - 4:44am

Shock and respect as Alex Ferguson calls full-time

Alex Ferguson celebrates after the English Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester. Photo: EPA

British Prime Minister David Cameron and world football chief Sepp Blatter led the tributes yesterday after Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson announced he was standing down at the end of the season.

9 May 2013 - 4:53am

Simply the best

Simply the best

Alex Ferguson's successor as Manchester United manager will be reminded of the gargantuan size of the task facing him every time he looks across the Old Trafford pitch at the giant stand that bears the Scot's name.

9 May 2013 - 4:52am

Ferguson's farewell in full

Alex Ferguson

"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.

9 May 2013 - 3:48am

Alex Ferguson: a sporting life

Alex Ferguson. Photo: AP

Alex Ferguson announced his retirement as Manchester United manager on Wednesday.


Name: Alexander Chapman Ferguson

Age: 71

Date of birth: December 31, 1941

Place of birth: Glasgow, Scotland



Position: Striker

8 May 2013 - 5:40pm