Man Utd hero Ince: I had ups and downs with Fergie

Blackpool boss Paul Ince has paid tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson after the Manchester United manager announced his retirement this morning.

When Ince joined United from West Ham in 1989 Ferguson made sure his move was not ended because of a problem with his medical.

Ince told Sky Sports: "I remember the first day that I joined Man Utd. I failed my medical and I thought my move to Man Utd was going to collapse. The way he treated me was like a son and I will never forget that moment.

"To play under that man was so demanding, his standards were so high. We had our ups and downs, a lot have ups and downs with him."

Ince said Ferguson's replacement would have a difficult act to follow.

"It's got to be someone with a massive character. It has got to be someone who can deal with what it takes to be a Manchester United manager.

"Whoever comes in to replace him is going to have to deal with the Man United legacy."

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