RPT-Soccer-United manager Ferguson to retire at end of season

LONDON Wed May 8, 2013 4:30am EDT

LONDON May 8 (Reuters) - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the season after 27 years in charge at Old Trafford, the Premier League champions confirmed on Wednesday.

The 71-year-old, who won a 13th league title with the club this season, announced his decision via the club's website after a morning of intense speculation.

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