Picture: Ferguson In The Audience For Manchester United Win

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There was a special guest in the crowd as former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson returned to Old Trafford for the first time today since retiring at the end of last season.

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The legendary boss took to the stands to watch a United game managed by his successor David Moyes, which they won 2-0, and it seems pretty surreal not to see the famous old boss shouting instructions from the touch-line, chewing his gum, and checking his watch.

Moyes faces a big task to live up to the great work done at United by Ferguson, who won 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League titles in his time at the club, as he established them as a real force in English and European football.

Ferguson’s side won the title again last season, but today marked just their second win in four games so far this term after Moyes was handed some challenging opening fixtures, which included a home game against Chelsea and a visit to Anfield to play rivals Liverpool.

Also pictured is one of United’s all-time great players, Sir Bobby Charlton.

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