Sir Alex Ferguson to receive freedom of Trafford

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Recently-retired Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will be honoured with the freedom of Trafford borough at a council meeting next month, according to The Independent.

The Scotsman's endless achievements as the Red Devils' boss are to be recognised by the local authority and he will also have a road close to Old Trafford renamed 'Sir Alex Ferguson Way' in his honour.

A thankful Ferguson said: "I am delighted to accept this honour from Trafford Council. When I arrived at Old Trafford in 1986 I had little idea of the journey that awaited me.

"Over quarter of a century later, to receive the Freedom of the Borough of Trafford and to have a part of Trafford carrying my name is truly humbling."

The 71-year-old retired at the end of last season after guiding his Manchester United team to their 20th league title before announcing his departure and handing over the reins to current incumbent David Moyes.

Ferguson has had unparalleled success as manager at Old Trafford, winning a staggering 38 trophies at the club, including 13 Premier League trophies and two Champions League's.

It is through success such as this that the council have awarded the Scotsman this honour, and council leader Matt Colledge said: "Sir Alex has contributed significantly to Trafford over a sustained period of time through his strong leadership of the Manchester United team.

"It was felt that the Honorary Freeman title and the renaming of the street was a fitting tribute to him."

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