Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson ‘humbled’ by decision to rename road in his name

By Tim Hyde

Manchester United’s legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson will be officially honoured by by renaming a road in his name.

Trafford Council are paying homage to the Scotsman by renaming ‘Waters Reach’ to ‘Sir Alex Ferguson Way’.

The recently retired Red Devils boss has been given the Freedom of the Borough and Waters Reach, which is opposite Sir Matt Busby Way and is situated close to Old Trafford.

Trafford Council have confirmed that the 71-year-old will be formally honoured at a meeting of councillors on October 14.

“I am delighted to accept this honour from Trafford Council,” said Sir Alex.

“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.”

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

Sir Alex retired as manager following no less than 26 years in charge of the Premier League champions.

During that time the Scot was also was knighted after masterminding a team that changed the course of football history winning the treble in 1999.

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