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Ferguson key in Man U's financial transformation

Updated: May 8, 2013, 3:32 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson. Apple and Steve Jobs. Will one of the world's most recognized soccer clubs face the same challenges the world's technology darling did after the departure of its iconic leader?

The announcement Wednesday that the Manchester United manager universally known as Fergie will retire has raised concerns not only over the club's dominance of English soccer but also about its financial future.

Almost 27 years after Ferguson took the helm ...

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