Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to retire from Manchester United marks the end of a remarkable era. After 26 years in charge at the club, the Scot will step down at the end of the current season. In a uniquely successful career, Ferguson led the Red Devils to 13 league titles and two UEFA Champions League triumphs, among others. He is set to take up a position as a director and ambassador for the club.

In honour of his achievements, has compiled a selection of photos showcasing his extraordinary career. Click through the picture gallery on the right and relive the most memorable moments of one of the game’s true legends.