Ferguson wins LMA gong

Ferguson was also named the Barclays Premier League manager of the

year following Manchester United’s title triumph, and picked up a

special merit award for having passed 2,000 matches as manager.

Speaking at the LMA awards dinner in London via video link from Old

Trafford, Ferguson said: “It’s a wonderful honour – it has been a

fantastic season for us in the most difficult league in the world.”

Carlo Ancelotti, sacked by Chelsea on Sunday, attended the dinner

and Ferguson said to him: “Carlo you are a fantastic man and you

have showed great courage in coming to the dinner tonight, well

done.”