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Man Utd boss Ferguson: Real Madrid result didn't change retirement decision

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says their Champions League defeat to Real Madrid didn't sway his retirement decision.

Ferguson admits he'd made up his mind before Christmas.

"No, I made my mind up a while ago and that was it," he said.

"Yes you have disappointments but you can't be successful without having disappointment.

"Disappointments are good for you. It's a challenge to you in terms of recovering from it, and it's a challenge to your players' character. I think we've been good at that over the years."

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