08/05/2013 15:02, Report by Ben Hibbs

Fans' view: Boss bows out

Shock, sadness but with an overriding sense of gratitude – the reaction from United fans around the world to news that Sir Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the season has perhaps been an emotional mixture of all three.

So, when MUTV spoke to fans outside Old Trafford, home of so many of Sir Alex’s triumphs, fans were visibly still struggling to comprehend the fact that, as of this summer, the seemingly ubiquitous United boss will no longer lead out the men in red.

Our video shows how a selection of United supporters from around the world reacted to the news everyone in football is talking about today.

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