Agence France-PresseMay 10, 2013 11:01
Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez, one of Alex Ferguson's bitterest rivals, led an avalanche of warm tributes to the Manchester United boss who shocked football by announcing his retirement on Wednesday.
Ferguson and Benitez often clashed when the Spaniard was coach at Liverpool.
At one infamous pre-match press conference in 2009, Benitez even pulled out a sheet of paper and read out a list of accusations about Ferguson's conduct.
But, four years on, Benitez preferred to concentrate on the positive legacy of the 71-year-old Ferguson's 26-year Old Trafford legacy.