Well-knwon and much-loved teacher Noreen McCafferty closed her classroom door for the last time at Glenswilly National School.
And she vowed to spend more time watching the Red Devils at Old Trafford.
Because of her work she could not make it to see her favourite team live.
She first got her love of Man Utd when she trained in Manchester back in the 1970s.
“There’s nothing stopping me now and I’m planning to get to see them as much as I can.
“I think the only answer is to buy a season ticket and make up for lost time,” said mum of three Noreen.
Children at Glenswilly NS spent yesterday making goodbye cards for Ms McCafferty – many including the theme of her beloved football club.
But there was one special surprise for Noreen, who is originally from Fanad, when she was presented with a Manchester United jersey signed by Man Utd player Joe Coll.
Coll, who hails from West Donegal, signed with the Red Devils last season as a goalkeeper.
The jersey was presented by pupils Ethan and Jamie Spratt whose father Henry was also taught by Ms McCafferty.
“I’m very happy now. I just have to convince my husband Johnny to go to Manchester with me,” she laughed.