While other teams are busy sacking manager after manager, Manchester United yesterday paid tribute to the man, the legend, that is the greatest manager to grace the game by unveiling a statute commemorating his incredible 26 years in charge.
The statue was unveiled under the stand bearing his name to large crowds who attended the event, despite the miserable British weather. Attendees included past and present Manchester United footballing greats from Sir Alex’s tenure, including Eric Cantona, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Peter Schmeichel, Edwin van der Sar and Ruud van Nistelrooy.
The nine foot bronze statue was unveiled by Ferguson’s wife, Lady Cathy – who he refers to as ‘the boss’. “It’s a really proud moment for me,” Sir Alex said, before joking: “Normally people die before they have a statue. I’m outliving death!”
The statue was created by the same man responsible for the iconic United Trinity and Sir Matt Busby statues.
The statue features a strong arms -folded pose which the creator explains shows Sir Alex as a man with “great determination and as a thinking man, but also with humour, which he has in abundance, so there’s just a slight smile in the corner of his mouth.”
What do you think of the statue? Fitting tribute to the great man?
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