This picture in courtesy of the excellent Dave Moore of Dublin’s 98FM.
Sir Alex Ferguson is an iconic figure in football. How many managers have not only survived but continuously excelled in the ‘the modern era’? The list is shorter than a short one. The game may have changed but the Manchester United boss has seen off all comers.
Rio Ferdinand saluted Ferguson’s achievement with the tweet: “The boss has been at Man Utd #26Years today. Colossal.” Well said.
The Manchester United Official site said of the actual statue by sculptor Philip Jackson, which will be revealed on Friday, November 23 :
”It will be placed in a prominent position near the entrance to the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand – formerly the North Stand which was renamed in his honour last year. ‘The club will also be unveiling new artwork and installations in the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand concourses which will illustrate the manager’s achievements throughout his United career.”
The real statue will join those of Sir Matt Busby, George Best, Denis Law and Bobby Charlton.