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Sir Alex Ferguson Statue Unveiled Outside Old Trafford (Photos)

By Chris Wright

Along with the entire first-team squad and around 2,500 fans, a smattering of former Manchester United luminaries were present last night as Sir Alex Ferguson’s long-overdue statue was unveiled outside Old Trafford, with Eric Cantona, Edwin van der Sar, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Peter Schmeichel and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer all turning out for the occassion.

The nine-foot bronze sculpture was produced by Philip Jackson, the man also responsible for the ‘United Trinity’ (George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton) and Sir Matt Busby statues dotted around the perimeter of the stadium.

“It’s a really proud moment for me,” said Sir Alex: “Normally people die before they have a statue. I’m outliving death!”

Not entirely sure it works like that Alex old bean.


Sadly, they didn’t use any of our suggestions.

(Photos: Martin Rickett/PA)

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By Chris on November 24th, 2012 in Featured, Man Utd, Photos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

7 Responses to “Sir Alex Ferguson Statue Unveiled Outside Old Trafford (Photos)”

  1. bob says:

    doesnt look like him

  2. vander says:

    its as if they know they’ll never be as successful without him

  3. thekaratesuit says:

    he’s not chewing though

  4. Jarren says:

    @bob: It’s the eyes. Or maybe it’s the fact he’s happy.

    It’s a fine statue nonetheless, and a fitting tribute to the greatest manager ever.

    But yeah, could do better.

    @thekaratesuit: Indeed. Why not have a statue of him in full chewing mode?

    In all seriousness, that is what I think of when I picture SAF.

    Maybe there should be a separate statue of him chewing, perhaps sponsored by Wrigleys?

  5. KKK says:

    And maybe they should have a third statue of him drinking whiskey. They could use Rudolph as inspiration…

  6. amine says:

    Howard Webb Statue coming soon,okayyyyyyyyyyyy relax it s a joke

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