1428 GMT: Outside Manchester United's Old Trafford ground fans have been paying tribute to the club's most successful manager -- most seem glum at the news if not totally surprised.
A man wearing a Manchester United shirt with the name 'Sir Alex' on the back is pictured outside the club's Carrington training ground in Manchester, northwest England, on May 8, 2013, following the announcement of manager Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.
"Basically I have been dreading this day but I knew it had to come one day. [It's a ] bit out of the blue," says Gary Potter, 46.
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