"To be at this club for so long is staggering. You would never believe it could happen. I’ve said before, United had Sir Matt Busby, now they’ve got somebody who’s replicated his longevity at the club and surpassed his success - you would just never believe it could be achieved. It’s really not something you can put into words, what Sir Alex Ferguson has done for the club. Not just that, it's the success he's had, the way he’s played, bringing through young players and the performance levels over that time – everything has been right."
- Gary Neville
"I don’t remember anybody else being at the top, top level for such a long time. It's a fantastic thing – you can’t even describe the achievement unless you know what it means. I myself am in this job and I know what it means. His commitment is always there, you never feel that his commitment is weakened. His demanding attitude towards his team is never weakened, his passion for the game has never weakened and that is something you have to admire. What I admire maybe the most in him is his forward-thinking. He is always ready to move with the times and never speaks about what he has done before. It is a job where you need to dedicate your life to football and Ferguson has done that and that deserves massive respect."
- Arsene Wenger
"He’s been brilliant for every single player that’s worked for him. There is such a hunger and desire about him that really drives his players on – he knows how to keep you motivated, it’s something that he’s managed to do for over 20 years and I’m sure he’ll carry on doing it for the next few years as well. A couple of times [I’ve had the hairdryer