|Silverware: United lift their Premier League trophy once more in front of a packed Albert Square|
|We're here! The Manchester United bus arrives in Albert Square|
|Short and sweet: Sir Alex Ferguson makes a brief speech on stage in Albert Square|
|Smoking: The crowds gathered in Albert Square as the Manchester United players close in|
Sir Alex addressed the crowd: 'This is fantastic. Its fantastic to get through the Premier division and win it in style with a great bunch of players. It is a young squad with a lot of good players. The big test is to win it three times in a row so I hope the boys can do that.
'Yesterday was a day I will never forget and i thank you for that. my grandchildren will remember it for many many years.'
|Wild: The United bus makes it's way through Deansgate, where spectators gathered in their thousands|
Robin van Persie spoke to MUTV on board the bus: 'It's incredible. It is even nicer than I expected - there are so many people.
'It (winners medal) didn't leave my neck since yesterday. It is a heavy trophy but it is great to win it. This is for the players, fans, staff, every single one here. It has made so many people happy and I'm very pleased to see that.'
A touching tribute for Sir Alex to finish: 'He is an unbelievable manager, maybe the best ever, but he is an even greater person and I'm really honoured to have worked with him.'
|Leading from the front: Captain Vidic holds on to the Premier League trophy and waves to the adoring fans|
|Not enjoying it? Rooney looks downbeat on the bus|
|Sod off: A child holds a sign with a message for Wayne Rooney|
Outgoing manager Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed after his final home game in charge against Swansea on Sunday that the 27-year-old, who has been at the club since moving from Everton in 2004, recently handed in a transfer request.
The want away forward was booed by sections of the Old Trafford support when he collected his Premier League winner's medal on Sunday.
|Crowd pleaser: Ryan Giggs signs autographs for supporters|
Michael Carrick admitted to MUTV: 'I've been getting a bit carried away. I've nearly fallen off three times. This turnout is just amazing, the whole week has been special.
'Celebrating winning the league but with Scholes and the manager retiring it is a fitting send off. I never thought we would get anything like this. I have been singing quite a bit lately - you can probably tell by my voice.'
|Champion: Robin van Persie lifts the trophy|
|Let the party begin: Manchester United players celebrate on board the bus outside Old Trafford|
'I always expected a big crowd but this is exceptional.'
On the timing of his retirement, he said: 'I think it is the right time.'
Congrats to everyone associated with Manchester football club most especially the fans.