Patrice Evra: Sir Alex Ferguson will work until he dies

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French defender Patrice Evra has dismissed rumours Sir Alex Ferguson will retire as Manchester United boss at the end of next season.

Several British papers reported recently that the 68-year-old was going to step down after 24 years in charge at Old Trafford.

However, Evra revealed Ferguson told the United dressing-room such speculation was without foundation.

He told The Daily Mail: "It was before a game. He just started talking about how people had been saying he was going to retire.

"And he asked us if we seriously thought he would just be sitting in his house watching the TV, listening to the radio and doing nothing.

"He said, 'No chance. I have worked all my life and I will work until I die'. For a moment he laughed. And then he said, 'This is my victory. I cannot walk away from this'."

Since joining United from Aberdeen in November 1986, Ferguson has become the most decorated coach in British football.

He has won the Premier League title 11 times, the FA Cup on five occasions, four League Cup finals, two Champions League triumphs as well as the now defunct European Cup Winners' Cup.

"Alex Ferguson is a culture," Evra added. "And he is a winner.

"Football is like a pyramid. To reach the top is easy. It is staying there that is difficult. He does not let you rest. He is always hungry for the next game."

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