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.
Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed his team for securing victory in a Premier League match played against Fulham on Yesterday at the Craven Cottage Stadium. Manchester United defeated Fulham by 1-0 in that match. Wayne Rooney was the one who scored the only goal of the match in the 79th minute.
With the help of this victory, United has now had 62 points in 25 matches which is 10 more than Manchester City. However, City has played only 24 matches so far and it will take on Liverpool today.
Talking to the reporters in the post match press conference, Ferguson said, “I am really satisfied with the way boys played today. Fulham is not an easy team to beat on its home ground. They have a fantastic record at this venue and most of the opposing teams have struggled here. Today also, they gave us a tough fight. But, we battled hard and came out victorious at the end.”
“Now, we have got a 10-point lead which is great. I am very happy about it.”
“Our defense has been under the scanner in this season, but, today, the defenders were the real heroes. They performed really well today.
When asked about the performance of Jonny Evans who made a comeback after recovering from injury, Ferguson said, “He looked untroubled on the pitch which means that he has got rid of the hamstring problem completely. He contributed today by setting up a goal which would have boosted his confidence.”
“Overall, I am very happy with how things went today. But, again, I want to say that there is no room for complacency at this stage. We need to continue playing like this in all the upcoming matches.”
Manchester United’s next match will be a Premier League encounter against Everton at Old Trafford on 10th of February.
League leaders Manchester United travel to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon, keen to make amends for their defeat in the reverse fixture back in September.
The hosts are unbeaten in seven games, and could tighten their grip on a Champions League qualification place if they extend that run here.
Scott Parker is likely to start in place of Sandro, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with after surgery on his knee, while Emmanuel Adebayor is away at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Jermaine Defoe is widely available at 7.5 (13/2) to get the first goal of the game, while Gareth Bale is a 9.0 (8/1) with Stan James.
Spurs are 3.1 (21/10) with Stan James for the win, with United favourites at 2.5 (6/4) with several firms. The draw is 3.6 (13/5).
The visitors kept their seven point advantage at the top of the division after beating Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford last Sunday.
The result took Sir Alex Ferguson’s men to 55 points from 22 games; their best ever start to a top flight season.
Ashley Young and Jonny Evans will both miss the game through injury, whilst Darren Fletcher has been ruled out for the rest of the season following surgery.
Robin Van Persie is the division’s top scorer with seventeen goals, and is priced at 5.0 (4/1) to add to that tally with the first goal of the game whilst Wayne Rooney, who made a goal scoring return in the FA Cup Third Round replay on Wednesday is available at 6.5 (11/2).
The former Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish praised the Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson by saying that he is a true genius. Even though there have been a lot of reports and interviews about his management style, the Scotsman has said that people only know only the tip of an iceberg when it comes to Ferguson. Ferguson has spent the last 26 years managing Manchester United, during which time he has managed to make that club incredibly successful in English football and in Europe. At 70 years of age, he is widely expected to retire in the next few seasons.
Alex McLeish has pointed out to the incredible detailing put in by the manager Sir Alex Ferguson in every aspect of the club. At Manchester United, Ferguson not only oversees the tactical and coaching aspects of the team, but also the transfer policy and the youth team setup as well. As a result, he has been able to be incredibly successful by not only having youth teams success, but also success in the form of players being brought in for a transfer fees as well. Alex McLeish is currently out of work after being sacked by Aston Villa during the summer. He has said that he is hoping to return to football management as soon as possible.
“I sincerely hope that those Harvard academics who worked alongside Sir Alex Ferguson realise how fortunate they have been. I can absolutely guarantee this morning that any coach worth his salt will be trying desperately to source that blueprint for success. They will not be able to replicate the genius of Sir Alex Ferguson – no matter how hard they try,” said the former Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish who used to play under Sir Alex Ferguson when he was at Aberdeen.