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Sir Alex Ferguson voted 'scariest potential father-in-law'

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Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson became characterised by success over the course of his illustrious career, and the Scot has now claimed another accolade in his retirement.

Ferguson decided to bring an end to his managerial days at the end of last season, having secured the Premier League with the Red Devils - the 13th time he had achieved the feat.

But there is another prize the Old Trafford icon has clinched since lowering the curtain on his time with Manchester United, with Ferguson deemed to be the scariest prospective father-in-law in the country.

The 71-year-old, who was replaced at Manchester United by David Moyes, came out top in a poll by CompareJewellery.com as part of research into marriage proposals in Britain.

As part of the survey, people were asked: "Which celebrity(s) would you consider to be the scariest hypothetical in-laws, based on those you would find most intimidating when having to ask for their offspring’s hand in marriage?"

The answer to that question is Sir Alex, who narrowly defeated Jeremy Paxman, with the BBC presenter claiming second place, only two percent behind the former Red Devils gaffer.

Ferguson was afforded 36 percent of the public vote, compared to 34 percent for Paxman and 29 percent to boxer David Haye, while Vinnie Jones and Sir Alan Sugar were placed fourth and fifth, respectively.

Former Apprentice contestant Katie Hopkins, meanwhile, was voted the scariest potential mother-in-law.

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