The tough, no-nonsense former United manager showed his lighter side by joining in with the Mexican wave and is clearly enjoying the start of a relaxing retirement.
In fact the whole event sounded like quite the occasion, according to the United website:
Manchester United’s Legends were beaten 2-1 by their Real Madrid counterparts with the Red Heart United charity day proving a great success.
A crowd of over 60,000 turned out to see some of the greats of the game grace Old Trafford again following a spectacular concert headlined by JLS. Ruud van Nistelrooy, who represented both teams, lifted the noise levels when equalising Fernando Morientes’ opener. After Dwight Yorke hit the bar, Ruben de la Red netted seconds later to ensure the Spanish side not only won on aggregate, 5-3, but also on the afternoon itself.
Watch as Sir Alex Ferguson does the Mexican wave below:
Just look at the line-ups:
United: Van der Sar (van der Gouw 70); Berg (Martin 9), Stam, Johnsen, Irwin; Blackmore (van Nistelrooy 46), Fortune, Scholes, Sharpe (Thornley 51, Blomqvist 87); Yorke, Cole.
Real Madrid: Contreras (Sanchez 62); Salgado (Pavon 69), Helguera, Pavon (McManaman 46), Amavisca; Figo (Vazquez 78), Hierro, Makelele (Sanz 62), Zidane; Morientes, van Nistelrooy (De la Red 46).