Ferguson delivers final speech at Old Trafford, asks fans to back Moyes
In his last home game Sir Alex Ferguson ensured the incumbent manager of Manchester United David Moyes receives the support of fans that he has enjoyed in his 26-year-long run at the club. Addressing the attendance at Old Trafford, after Manchester United defeated Swansea City 2-1, Sir Alex Ferguson asked Manchester United fans to support David Moyes next season.
The legendary Scotsman delivered an emotional speech at his farewell from Old Trafford. Sir Alex Ferguson will bow out from Manchester United next week, but this was his last game at home.
The Manchester United manager received a fitting farewell, where he lifted the 20th Premier League title for the club before addressing the fans at Old Trafford.
“I would like to remind you this club stood by me in bad times, the players and the staff,” Sir Alex Ferguson said. “Your job now is to stand by the new manager.”
Sir Alex Ferguson also paid a special tribute to Manchester United’s legendary midfielder Paul Scholes, who was in the last game of his career. The gaffer also wished Darren Fletcher, who is suffering from a chronic bowel condition, a speedy recovery from his illness. Sir Alex Ferguson also confirmed that he would be a regular site at Old Trafford.
“I will be able to go along and watch them rather than suffer with them,” Sir Alex Ferguson said. “Those last minute goals, the comebacks and even the defeats are part of this great football club. It has been an unbelievable experience.
“I have been fortunate to manage some of the greatest players in this country, let alone Manchester United. They have represented our club in the proper way.”
The Old Trafford boss confessed he hadn’t come up with a speech, but would like to thank all of staff and supporters and wish all the players a successful future.
“I wish the players every success,” Sir Alex Ferguson said. “I know how good you are. You know the jersey you are wearing and you know what it means to everyone here. Do not let yourselves down.”
“You have been the most fantastic experience of my life,” Sir Alex Ferguson told his staff and the Manchester United fans.