Sep 11, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT
If your lucky enough to take a trip to the self-proclaimed ‘Theatre of Dreams’ in the future, you will have a newly named road to walk on around the stadium.
Manchester United are handing yet another honor to Sir Alex Ferguson, as the man who led the Red Devils through the most successful period in the clubs history will garner yet another accolade.
Sir Alex already has a stand named after him at Old Trafford and a statue of him overlooking what is currently known as ‘Waters Reach’ and out towards the Manchester Ship Canal. Now that road has been renamed ‘Sir Alex Ferguson Way’ as the former United manager was handed the freedom of the Borough of Trafford.
Just the fourth person in history to be given such an award.
“When I arrived at Old Trafford in 1986 I had little idea of the journey that awaited me,” Ferguson said. “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.”
Ferguson follows in the footsteps of United legend Sir Mat Busby, who managed the club to their first-ever European cup in 1968, as the road leading up to Old Trafford is known as “Sir Matt Busby Way.”
After Ferguson’s loyal service to the people of West Manchester and being integral in the clubs success story that had spread the Borough of Trafford to the far flung corners of the globe, it’s a fitting tribute that Ferguson’s name will now be a permanent fixture in United’s home neighborhood.
- Alan Pardew handed hefty ban, fined for headbutt 1
- Preview: Atlético Madrid back on track before Champions League visit from goal-shy Milan 0
- Preview: Bayern Munich on guard ahead of Arsenal’s Champions League visit 0
- Third time’s the harm: Fan violence forces abandonment of Trabzonspor’s match with Fenerbahce 2
- If you had Pepe Reina in your “European star rumored for MLS” pool today, you win! 1
- US women lose second straight for first time since 2001 after ugly 5-3 defeat to Denmark 4
- Sporting KC's Television Network Expands
- American Investment Firm Buying Up Man United Stock
- Earthquakes vs. Toluca: CONCACAF Champions League
- San Jose Earthquakes Acquire Benfica Midfielder Yannick Djalo
- Revs Waive DelPiccolo; Roster Stands at 27
- Inter President Denies Holding Talks with Chicharito
- Nearly Perfect Start for Galaxy, Result Aside
- USWNT Lose to Denmark 5-3 in Algarve Cup
- Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando Named MLS Player of the Week
- Will Johnson Signs New Multi-Year Contract With Portland Timbers