Manchester United fans jeered wildly at the final whistle this afternoon after seeing their heroes humbled by arch-rivals Manchester City in their FA Cup semi-final showdown, but by far the biggest shock of the day came as many of the United contingent were heard to be shouting for Ferguson to be sacked after their humiliation.
Sir Alex Ferguson has been the manager at Old Trafford for 43 years, and has won every kind of championship trophy during that record time. Premier League titles, FA Cup winners, Champions League winners, Leyland DAF Van Trophy, AutoWindscreen Shield, Charity Shield, Green Shield, Johnstone's Paint Trophy, Watney Cup, and many others hardly worth mentioning have all been won under Fergie's stewardship, but many feel the end has now come for the 81-year-old Scot.
One fan, Donald Trumplethwaite, 7, said:
"Fergie out! Fergie out!"
Strong words, indeed, and there was similar sentiment from many other Reds supporters. One said:
"Fergie out! Fergie out!" just like little Donald.
Meanwhile, in the Championship, Hull City beat Doncaster 3-1 to move into eighth, just two points behind Leeds, who are in the last promotion play-off spot.
Come on you Tigers!