Richard Scudamore: 'Sir Alex Ferguson has left footprint on Premier League'

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson during his side's match against Norwich on March 2, 2013
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Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore believes that retiring Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has left a "footprint" on English football.

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has described Sir Alex Ferguson as the "biggest star" of the Premier League.

Ferguson will leave Old Trafford at the end of the season after announcing his retirement, and Scudamore believes that the 71-year-old has left an "unbelievable footprint" on the Premier League.

Scudamore told Sky Sports News: "I am very shocked and very surprised. It is one of those things that you know is going to happen someday, but you don't really expect it to happen.

"Nobody has been a bigger star on the Premier League stage than Sir Alex Ferguson. He has won 13 Premier League titles in 21 years.

"He is never stronger than when he has just lost one, and it is just an unbelievable footprint that he has left on those 21 years."

The Scot has been in charge of United since 1986.

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson proudly displays the FA Cup and Premier League trophies
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