The nine-foot statue was commissioned in November 2012 to mark his 25 years at the club. The North Stand was also renamed the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand. Ex-players and the first-team squad were in attendance in honour of English football’s most successful manager.
For Ferguson, “It’s fantastic, a really proud moment… Normally people die before they see their statue, so I’m out-living death,” Ferguson added wittily. He continues: “I’ve had an incredible journey at the club and I’ve had so many great players, some of whom are here today… They should build this statue for them all, because they’ve been absolutely marvelous… From 1986 right through to today, the players have given us enormous pleasure… Everyone has had a part to play, from the players to the coaching staff, medical staff and, of course, the fans,” he added modestly.
The 70-year-old has been in charge of the Reds for 26 years, winning 27 major trophies including 12 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues.
Culled from the BBC