Previous
Deportivo La Coruña
Getafe
1
2
FT
Game Details
Schalke 04
FC Augsburg
1
0
FT
Game Details
AS Monaco
Stade de Reims
1
1
FT
Game Details
Norwich City
Bolton Wanderers
2
1
FT
Game Details
Morelia
Monterrey
2
1
FT
Game Details
Next

Horncastle: Title race wide open

Serie A 13 hours ago
Read

Ronaldo vote 'not free'

La Liga news 18 hours ago
Read

Argentina's battle of Manchester

FC United 10 hours ago
Read
By ESPN Staff
May 12, 2013

Fergie urges fans to get behind Moyes

Sir Alex Ferguson has told Manchester United's fans to stand by David Moyes next season.

Ferguson bows out next Sunday after securing a 2-1 win over Swansea in his final home game as manager.

After the victory, he addressed the crowd and told them to get behind his replacement.

"I would like to remind you this club stood by me in bad times, the players and the staff,'' he said. "Your job now is to stand by the new manager.''

Ferguson paid personal tribute to Paul Scholes, who started Sunday's game and will also retire in the summer, and Darren Fletcher, who continues his recovery from a chronic bowel condition.

And he insisted he would still be a regular presence at Old Trafford.

"I will be able to go along and watch them rather than suffer with them,'' he 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.''

Ferguson said he had "no speech in mind'' and would just "ramble on'' before admitting at one point that he might start "bubbling''.

"I wish the players every success,'' he 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.''

Ferguson began his address by thanking all the players, staff and supporters of the club and said: "You have been the most fantastic experience of my life.''

Information from the Press Association was used in this report

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.