Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been awarded the Honourary Freedom of the Borough of Trafford, and has had a street renamed in his honour.
was announced in September that Ferguson would be awarded with the
accolade following his retirement in the summer after 26 years as
manager of United, and a formal ceremony took place on Monday.
71-year-old has also had Waters Reach, a street adjacent to Old
Trafford and overlooking a new statue of Scottish manager, renamed Sir
Alex Ferguson Way.
Legendary predecessor Sir Matt Busby has a street named in his honour on the opposite side of the stadium.
"It's a great honour," Sir Alex said of the award.
"I would like to thank the Borough of Trafford for this wonderful gesture. It is greatly appreciated by me and my family."
Honourary Freedom is awared to ‘persons of distinction and persons who
have, in the opinion of the Council, rendered eminent services to the
Ferguson won 13 Premier League titles and triumphed
twice in the Champions League during an extraordinary spell at United
that saw him lead the club to 28 trophies over two decades.