Wednesday May 8 2013
Rossi thanks gaffer Ferguson

Fiorentina forward Giuseppe Rossi has paid tribute to departing Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Scot, 71, has this morning confirmed that he will leave the Old Trafford outfit at the end of the present campaign.

The Italian tweeted: “What a career! Proud and honoured to have been coached by Sir Alex Ferguson. #thankyougaffer"

The 26-year-old was snapped up by Ferguson as a 17-year-old after a spell in the Parma youth system.

After loan spells at Newcastle and Parma, Rossi was sold to Villarreal in July 2007 for around €10m.

He scored four goals in 14 games for United.