Ferguson named Manager of the Year

Sir Alex Ferguson capped of a victorious final season in charge of Manchester United by picking up the LMA Manager of the Year of the year award for a record fourth time.

Ferguson was also named Premier League Manager of the Year at the ceremony in London yesterday evening.

The double gong comes less than two weeks after the 71 year old called time on his 26 year tenure in charge at Old Trafford, and twenty four hours after overseeing United’s 5-5 draw with West Bromwich Albion in his final match in charge.

The Scot joked that he believed the Baggies manager should have been honoured:

I think (West Brom manager) Steve Clarke should get an award because anyone who scores five against United deserves it.”

Meanwhile, Paul Scholes has revealed that he was happy to go ‘under the radar’ amid the plethora of big name retirements at the end of the season.

The United midfielder made his 499th and final league appearance in Sunday’s ten goal thriller at The Hawthorns.

Elsewhere, the Express have reported that the club are considering a bid for Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio, as they look to fill the gap left by Scholes.

Finally, Manchester United became the inaugural winners of the Barclays Under 21 Premier League after coming from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 at Old Trafford last night.