Ferguson’s Utd statue unveiled

A statue of Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been
unveiled under the stand bearing his name at Old Trafford.

Over 2,500 people attended, including former United greats Sir
Bobby Charlton, Peter Schmeichel, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Andy Cole,
Denis Irwin, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Edwin van der Sar and Eric
Cantona.

And Ferguson’s wife, Lady Cathy, stood next to her husband as
she unveiled the new statue on Friday.

“Normally people die before they have a statue. I’m outliving
death,” joked the United manager to the crowd.

“It is an incredible journey I’ve had at the club. I have
managed so many great players and some of them are here today.

“They should actually build a statue for all of them. They have
been fantastic players to have.

“I have been very privileged to deal with such great players
from 1986 through to today. They have given us all enormous
pleasure.

“We all have a part to play, the manager, all the coaches and
the medical staff. They have also played their part.

“I am really proud today. It is a fantastic honour. I would like
to thank the Manchester United directors, owners and all the people
involved in this decision.”

Sculptor Philip Jackson said: “I’ve tried to portray him as a
man of great determination and as a thinking man, but also with
humour which he has in abundance, so there’s just a slight smile in
the corner of his mouth.

“That’s really what I wanted to portray.”