Former Manchester United and Aberdeen manager Sir Alex Ferguson has had a street renamed after him near Old Trafford. The Scot was also awarded the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Trafford because of his magnificent services provided towards Manchester United.
Sir Alex retired from football management after 26 years in charge as Manchester United manager, which saw him win the Premier League title 13 times since its introduction in 1992.
Sir Alex had a glittering career as manager of Manchester United which also saw him lift five FA Cups and two Champions League. Perhaps the most memorable in 1999 when United came from behind to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the end. This had helped United complete a treble winning season.
The prestigious award is ranked in the highest order and its the maximum reward that the council can award to an individual. Ferguson deserved the award due to his phenomenal services in the Borough of Trafford.
Once again, Sir Alex has made it into the history books after being only the third person to receive the accolade. The award was previously received by Ferguson’s predecessor Sir Matt Busby and Colin Warbrick, the former Trafford Council leader who received the award in 1999.