5. Fergie time is finally up - click the arrow for more photos
Fergie's resignation sent shockwaves around the sporting world, not just in the UK. The Manchester United manager's unrivalled success was headline news from Manchester to Mumbai.
A turbulent week in the world of football in which Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement is coming to a close. David Moyes is his successor, pleasing some while not pleasing others. The week also saw Wigan edge towards relegation and Gareth Bale give the Spurs faithful and eyeful. Click the arrow on the right to see our top 5 pictures of the week.
With reports suggesting that Man United could break the bank in order to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford, and rumours that Moyes could raid Everton for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini, United would boast an attack and defence which would be the envy of the Premier League. Click the arrow to see an alternative XI.
With David Moyes confirmed as the new Manchester United boss, his arrival will likely bring with it a raft of changes to the Old Trafford dressing room. For the first time in his managerial career, Moyes will be given a sizeable transfer kitty as he looks to stamp his own mark on a squad Sir Alex Ferguson has presided over.
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Fergie's watch has become as synonymus with the great man as his penchant for chewing gum, but now there's a new time-keeper on the block.
It is only a matter of time before David Moyes is officially announced as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United - or should we say, until Fergie time is replaced by Moyes time - so we thought we'd take a moment to celebrate the ceremonial passing of power by bringing you images of Moyes displaying his own set of time-keeping skills. Let us know what you think of Moyes' appointment as new Man United manager by commenting below.
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talkSPORT look at some of the names previously lined with Sir Alex Ferguson's job... including Sven!
Following Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, David Moyes has been selected to replace the long-serving Man United manager.
Whether Fergie's fellow Scot proves to be a success at Old Trafford remains to be seen, but over the years, plenty of names had been speculated upon as possible replacements for a manager who truly was one of a kind.
The reaction to rumours that Cristiano Ronaldo could join Manchester United have been very different in Spain compared to England
In the aftermath of Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement bombshell, rumours have been gathering pace in England to suggest that Cristiano Ronaldo could be about to make a dramatic return to Old Trafford. In Madrid however, they're not convinced. talkSPORT have the latest from Spain...
The official Twitter account of the Manchester United press office tweeted a link to a page on the Manchester United Facebook (pictured above) in which their fans could send 'new manager' David Moyes a welcome message… then promptly deleted the tweet.
The day before, twitter.com/@ManUtd_PO got the world talking when they tweeted 'Sir Alex Ferguson retires #thankyousiralex, and they appear to have given the game away again today…
Click the arrow to see football trademark suggestions for Suarez, JT and more
The Spurs man is known for his left-foot thunderbolts, but it's his goal celebration that Gareth Bale is attempting to trademark. Click the arrow above to see some tongue-in-cheek suggested trademarks for Luis Suarez, John Terry, Joey Barton and more…
Tottenham star Gareth Bale is hoping to trademark his 'heart' hand gesture goal celebration.
The flying attacker has filed a trademark with a logo, featuring his squad number 11, with the Intellectual Property Office under Gareth Bale c/o The Stellar Group Limited, his sports management company.
Click the arrow to see four players that could follow Moyes to Manchester
With the dust beginning to settle at Old Trafford, it David Moyes is a shoo-in to replace Sir Alex Ferguson, and there's plenty of work for the Glaswegian to do. Handily for United, Moyes could also be the key to a few players at Everton that United fancy signing. talkSPORT look at some of the Toffees stars who could follow Moyes to Manchester. Click the arrows to begin...
As talkSPORT revealed, David Moyes is likely to be unveiled as Manchester United manager in the coming days. Along with the monumental managerial change at Old Trafford as a result, there could also be some alterations in the squad, with a few Everton stars potentially becoming available. talkSPORT look at some of the Toffees players that could follow Moyes to Manchester. Click the arrow to begin...
Translation: "For sale - Mourinho... or for free"
Jose Mourinho's relationship with the Real Madrid faithful appears to have taken a turn for the worse.
The last seven years have been Ferguson's most successful yet
Fergie is hanging up the hairdryer for good at the end of the season when he will step down as Man United manager and talkSPORT is remembering his 26 years at Old Trafford in a five-part series.
Tweeting #FergieXI on Twitter, talkSPORT asked which players would make Alex Ferguson's greatest ever Man United line-up
Fergie is stepping down from his position as Man United manager, so we asked talkSPORT listeners on twitter.com/@talkSPORT to name their all-time Red Devils XI, using players who have played under the great Scot.
1. The Man United job is now a poisoned chalice - click for more reasons
How do you follow one of the greatest managers in history? This will be the question Fergie's successor will be asked when he takes over the Old Trafford hotseat this summer. Following the retirement of Sir Matt Busby, the club went through six managers until Fergie took over in 1986. During that period they won the sum total of three FA Cups and were relegated. In fact, of the 39 major trophies the club has won, 33 came under either Fergie or Matt Busby. Be afraid, United fans.
Following the bomshell that Sir Alex Ferguson is finally calling it a day, the reality is sinking in that Man United's phenomenal success in the modern era is indelibly linked with the Scot.
The trophies keep coming with an FA Cup and two Premier League titles between 2001 and 2006
Sport Magazine's Tony Hodson explains why he believes claims that Sir Alex Ferguson couldn't match Bob Paisley are wide of the mark
"He could only match Brian Clough's two European Cups, though, and fell one short of Bob Paisley's three."
So has gone the rhetoric of those wishing to dispute that the now-retired Sir Alex Ferguson is the greatest club manager of all time – how could we really be in such awe of a man who has won only two Champions Leagues in 27 seasons?
David Moyes has an impressive record at Everton, but is it impressive enough for Man United fans?
David Moyes has agreed to become the next Manchester United manager and will replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford at the end of the season, but will he be a success at one of the world's biggest clubs?