FOOTIE TWEETS: Ferguson retires as Everton's Moyes steps into Man Utd vacancy

The biggest news of the week was the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson form his post as Manchester United manager.

The biggest news of the week was the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson form his post as Manchester United manager.

The 71-year old has drawn the curtain on a 26-year career at Old Trafford, paving the way for fellow Scotsman David Moyes to take the reins when he leaves Everton in the summer.

Below are just a few of the many reactions to both announcements starting with some love for Fergie from some of his past pupils.

United great Edwin van der Sar was somewhat surprised at Fergie’s decision.

van der Sar’s fellow former gloveman Peter Schmeichel was in disbelief.

Andy Cole felt Fergie was the only boss to get the best out of him.

Cole’s former strike partner Dwight Yorke added.

Mikel Arteta wishes his former Toffees boss Moyes all the best.

Joey Barton had some encouraging words for the Scotsman.

Whilst former United striker Michael Owen was also impressed by the decision to appoint a former rival of his from his Liverpool days.

USA boss Juergen Klinsmann, formerly of Tottenham, Inter Milan and Bayern Munich, felt it was a smart move by United.

Reading’s Hope Akpan was another backer of the appointment.

And Tim Cahill, now with New York Red Bull, also paid tribute to his former manager.

However, Didi Hamann does not believe it is the best time for Moyes to be taking the reins.

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