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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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