Previous
Newcastle United
Liverpool
0
0
LIVE 41'
Game Details
Arsenal
Burnley
3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Chelsea
Queens Park Rangers
3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Granada
Real Madrid
3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Barcelona
Celta Vigo
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Bayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Columbus Crew
New England Revolution
8:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Real Salt Lake
Los Angeles Galaxy
12:00 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
America
Guadalajara
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Next
Sep 10, 2013

Ferguson granted Freedom of Trafford

Sir Alex Ferguson is to receive the Freedom of the Borough of Trafford in recognition for his extraordinary success as manager of Manchester United.

The Scot, who won 13 league titles and two Champions Leagues during his 26 years in charge, will also have a road near Old Trafford named after him.

Trafford Council will formally honour Ferguson, who also holds the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen because of his achievements in Scotland, on October 14.

Ferguson said on the club's official website: "I am delighted to accept this honour from Trafford Council. When I arrived at Old Trafford in 1986 I had little idea of the journey that awaited me. Over a quarter of a century later, to receive the Freedom of the Borough of Trafford and to have a part of Trafford carrying my name is truly humbling."

Waters Reach will become Sir Alex Ferguson Way as the 71-year-old, who also has a statue of him outside Old Trafford and a stand in it named after him, is recognised again.

The entrance to Old Trafford is on Sir Matt Busby Way, named after the first United manager to win the European Cup and be knighted.

Ferguson, who retired in May, won 38 trophies for United and local politicians believe he has helped raise the profile and boost the economy of the area.

Matt Colledge, the leader of Trafford Borough Council, said: "Sir Alex has contributed significantly to Trafford over a sustained period of time through his strong leadership of the Manchester United team and it was felt that the Honorary Freeman title and the renaming of the street was a fitting tribute to him.

"Football contributes significantly to the borough through the large number of visitors it attracts and jobs it creates. It has been through the success of the team that the club has grown in strength over the years, becoming one of the world's most successful and renowned clubs."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.