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Sir Alex Ferguson has been named as Barclays Manager of the Year and Gareth Bale is Player of the Year.
News of the prestigious award came just hours after Ferguson gave the final pre-match news conference of his extraordinary career.
The Manchester United boss has been named Manager of the Season on a record 11 occasions, first taking the honor when the Premier League was created back in season 1992/93.
Ferguson, who has lifted 38 trophies during his 26-year reign at Old Trafford, has won the Premier League title on 13 occasions and will take charge of his 1,500th game for United on Sunday.
Bale, who has scored 19 goals in 29 Premier League appearances this season, becomes the first Tottenham player and the first Welshman to be named Player of the Year.
It is the Wales international's fourth individual award of a stellar season, adding it to the PFA Player and Young Player of the Year gongs and the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year.
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