The Scottish and former manager of Manchester United for over 26 years had a road named in his honor which is near the club’s Old Trafford.
Sir Alex, won two Champions League titles and five FA Cups during his 26 years with the club, said it had been an “incredible journey”.
He said: “It’s a privilege and an honor to have a road named after me, you don’t expect these things in life and it encapsulates the 26 years.
“I thank everyone for being here – my friends, family and my wife and boss. She picked all the winning teams by the way.”
Waters Reach will now be called Sir Alex Ferguson Way. The 71-year-old was also awarded the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Trafford.
Another of his recent accomplishments is the success of his autobiography book as it became the fastest-selling non-fiction book as it made over 115,000 copies in a single week.
The book reveals some of the most personal events of his life including him having a great relationship with the current coach of Chelsea, Jose Mourinho and another noteworthy event which takes an entire chapter of his book was the title winning season of Manchester City as it was hard for him to cope with.
Some other events stated in the book was the change that David Beckham experienced turning from a football player into a celebrity. Sir. Alex Ferguson admired Beckham even considering him as a son but later he was changed and allowed the fame get to his head as he had forgotten what had made him a star and neglected to work as hard as he used to in the pitch.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson paid tribute to Darren Fletcher, who has been an influential part of the United team over the last five years, by saying that his contributions have been immense to the team. He has also said that the midfielder will definitely recover from his problems, which have prevented him from playing first-team football in the last two years. Fletcher has been suffering from a chronic bowel inflammation problem. It has prevented him from being in the United team on a regular basis. In fact, in the last two years, he has made just 13 appearances in all competitions.
Prior to that, Fletcher was one of the first names the team sheet from Sir Alex Ferguson. The Scot retired after more than 25 years in charge of the club. During his farewell speech at Old Trafford last season, Ferguson mentioned Fletcher. This speech has left the 29-year-old with no words to speak about the manager. He has praised Ferguson for his achievements, while also saying that it shows about the man because he had time to speak about him when the celebrations were all about his achievements at United for the last quarter of a century.
“I was just blown away. For him, at that moment, to take the time to think and to speak of me was fantastic and it just shows the measure of the man. It speaks volumes of him to think of other people when the whole occasion was about him. It was just one of those moments that shocks you because you just do not expect it. It was emotional. More than anything it gave me a great determination to come back,” said Fletcher.
Even though he will miss the start of the season, he is confident of returning to first-team football as soon as possible.
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is regarded as one of the best managers in the world. He spent more than 25 years in charge of Manchester United during which time he made the club one of the best in the world. Over the course of his managerial career, which lasted more than 40 years, he has lifted more than 40 trophies. Former Tottenham and Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has praised the achievements of his compatriot, who will be taking over as the ambassador and director of the club from the new season.
He has also revealed that the achievements of Ferguson is not unique because every manager manages to get promoted from the Championship can be considered in the same breath. Cardiff, Hull City, and Crystal Palace were all promoted to the Premier league recently and they will be playing in the top division of English football this season. Redknapp has praised the achievements of Mackay, Steve Bruce, and Ian Holloway respectively. He has said that their achievements are in no way inferior to the achievements of Sir Alex Ferguson, Rafa Benitez, and Arsene Wenger.
Redknapp has also said that all the three promoted teams from the Championship this season have a real chance of staying up in the Premier league after their debut campaign. Redknapp, meanwhile, will be focusing on getting his QPR team back into the Premier league.
“Malky Mackay, Steve Bruce and Ian Holloway fly the flag for Team GB as the managers who got their clubs promoted from the Championship. What they have all done is as good as anything Alex Ferguson, Roberto Mancini, Rafa Benitez and Arsene Wenger achieved. To get a team promoted is a hell of a task and I believe all three teams have a great chance of staying up next season,” said Redknapp.