Alex Ferguson. Former Manchester United manager. At the end of his 1,500th game in charge of Man United on Sunday, the 71-year-old Scot bowed in front of thousands of applauding fans – and then bowed out of soccer for good. The most successful managerial career in British soccer history is over. And what a thrilling way to bow out at West Bromwich Albion in central England – the first 5-5 draw in the Premier League on the back of a 13th championship for Ferguson. John Sivebaek scored 9,675 days ago for the first United goal under Ferguson, and Javier Hernandez scored the last. “It is not only a loss for the British fans but he has changed football across the world,” Hernandez said. “He has been here for 26 years and made the impossible dream come true.” – Associated Press
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