David Beckham has turned to social media website Facebook to send a message to Sir Alex Ferguson after announcing his retirement from management at Manchester United.
David Beckham has described the reds boss as ‘a father figure’ in his career and tells him to enjoy the rest now that he is retired.
David Beckham, now at Paris Saint-Germain, joined Manchester United when he was just 11-years-old and went on to win six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the Champions League before joining Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2007.
The picture below shows his message to Sir Alex Ferguson:
The 37-year-old said via his Facebook page:
“I’ve just seen the news on Sir Alex.
“As I have said many times before the boss wasn’t just the greatest and best manager I ever played under he was also a father figure to me from the moment I arrived at the club at the age of 11 until the day I left.
“Without him I would never have achieved what I have done in my career. He understood how important it was to play for your country and he knew how much it meant to me.
“After ’98 without the manager I would have found it virtually impossible to cope with the attention I was getting on and off the field and for this I will always be grateful to him for his support and protection.
“I am truly honoured to have been guided by the greatest manager in football and to have had the career that I had under him.
“Thank you boss and enjoy the rest!”