“As I have said many times before the boss wasn’t just the greatest and best manager I ever played under he was also a father figure to me from the moment I arrived at the club at the age of 11 until the day I left. Without him I would never have achieved what I have done in my career. He understood how important it was to play for your country and he knew how much it meant to me. After ‘98 without the manager I would have found it virtually impossible to cope with the attention I was getting on and off the field and for this I will always be grateful to him for his support and protection. I am truly honoured to have been guided by the greatest manager in football and to have had the career that I had under him. Thank you boss and enjoy the rest!”

-David Beckham

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“There were red and blue scarves everywhere. It was a fantastic atmosphere. I felt comfortable the whole time, though. I wasn’t nervous at all. I just had this feeling that it was for us. I had confidence in our players.” Sir Bobby Charlton


This is an undated handout photo issued on Monday June 17, 2013 by Henry Aldridge and Son’s via PA of the Manchester United team sheet for Sir Alex Ferguson’s first game in charge in Nov. 8.1986, where Manchester United lost 2-0 to Oxford United. The hand-written official team sheet which was the first of 1,500 league games under Ferguson, who retired last month after nearly 27 years in charge is expected to raise up to 3,000 pounds ($4,700) when it is sold at auction on Saturday. (AP Photo/PA/Henry Aldridge and Son’s)