09/05/2013 07:56 BST

Sir Alex Ferguson Retires: Papers' Reaction In UK And Abroad

Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement after 26-and-a-half-years at Manchester United has gained major global coverage in the newspapers.

The unwitting architect of United's surge in popularity in Asia, both Chinese and Japanese papers pay lengthy tributes to British football's greatest manager.

On domestic shores, meanwhile, the Scot made the front page of every tabloid and broadsheet.

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