Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson plans to travel the world in retirement.

After a hip operation in the summer, he fancies taking in major sporting events across the globe he missed after 39 years as a manager.

"I'd like to go to Boca Juniors against River Plate (Argentina's classic derby)," he said. "I'll hopefully go to the Melbourne Cup and the Kentucky Derby, too. There are a lot of things I want to do and can do as long as my health remains."