Milan, Italy: Former Manchester United forward Giuseppe Rossi was among the Italian players who paid tribute to Alex Ferguson on Wednesday following the veteran Scot's announcement that he will retire this summer.
"What a career! Proud and honored to have been coached by Sir Alex Ferguson. #thankyougaffer," Rossi said on his Twitter account.
Fiorentina player Rossi, 26, was signed by Ferguson as a 17-year-old after being part of Parma's youth system.