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Manchester United Premier League Winners Parade

Manchester Utd earlier today had their title parade to mark off what had been a fantastic 26 years for Sir Alex Ferguson.

We also saw Paul Scholes marking his final season for the reds who initially ended his career in the 2010/2011 season but returned to the side January 2012 after he admitted that he missed playing.   Scholes had tallyed 717 appearances in all and I expect this auspicious parade was an emotional one for him.

The town was lively with a huge turn out of up to 100,000 passionate supporters.  Red flags and banners were all over the houses and street corners as the double decker bus left Sir Matt Busby Way – the road named after another celebrated manager – at about 18.30 BST.

The only down side was that Wayne Rooney got booed by a section of supporters during the parade, I think people must remember the contribution Rooney has made to probably the biggest club in the world.  He may have his reasons to hand in a transfer request which got rejected by the club, but who knows what goes on behind the scenes and the reason why he handed it in.

Sir Alex most of all deserved this special day with the endless success he has delivered to the club,  hopefully the moment didn’t get overshadowed by the Rooney saga.  The role is now handed over  to David Moyes which was announced earlier in the week.

Moyes has a huge task and would surely want to follow Sir Alex’s footsteps.  As a manager with his success at Everton, I’m sure he’ll know what to expect and he will be wanting to get his first season with the reds off to a flying start.

Next door neighbour’s Manchester City today had sacked manager Roberto Mancini and will be looking to challenge Manchester Utd into the 2013/2014 season.  There will be  new managers at two of the biggest clubs at present, how will they adapt?  Will pressure hit them?

Anything can happen in football with injuries and transfers that could affect the managers and teams performances.   Sir Alex managed to bring the best out of his players week in week out and no matter what the circumstances were ‘He Produced’!.

It’s amazing how the supporters got behind the team.  Sir Alex continuously thanked them for their support throughout his 26 years and you can see that they mean a lot to him.  His words were “Thank you for your support, I’ve had a fantastic time at this club and it will be in my heart forever.” Stand by your new manager.”

Those are words deep from the heart and I’m sure he will still have a big say within the club to help them continue their success as he will be taking up the director and ambassador role when he retires as manager.  I can understand why because he is marked as a true legend and it must had been hard for him to let a position like this go.

Lets see how both the Manchester Clubs will do next season with their new managers and what a season I expect it to be!

Lets Talk Soon.

Mark McCammon