Sir Alex Ferguson's statue at Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium has been unveiled.

The United manager, who has been in charge at the club for over 26 years, watched on as his wife Cathy revealed the third statue at the ground after Sir Matt Busby and the Holy Trinity of Denis Law, George Best and Sir Bobby Charlton.

Eric Cantona, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Dwight Yorke, Ruud van Nistelrooy and several other United greats were in attendance outside the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand while Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham sent recorded video messages.

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Asked who he'd have liked to reveal the statue with him, the Scot joked: "Elvis, but I don't think he can make it!"

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    A statue of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is unveiled at Old Trafford, Manchester.

  • Alex Ferguson Statue At Old Trafford - Manchester

    A 1 Ton statue of Sir Alex Ferguson is hoisted into place on the canopy of the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand at Old Trafford in Manchester.

  • Alex Ferguson Statue At Old Trafford - Manchester

    A 1 Ton statue of Sir Alex Ferguson is hoisted into place on the canopy of the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand at Old Trafford in Manchester.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Sir Alex Ferguson Statue unveiled - Old Trafford

    A statue of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is unveiled at Old Trafford, Manchester.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Sir Alex Ferguson Statue unveiled - Old Trafford

    A statue of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is unveiled at Old Trafford, Manchester.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Sir Alex Ferguson Statue unveiled - Old Trafford

    A statue of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is unveiled at Old Trafford, Manchester.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Sir Alex Ferguson Statue unveiled - Old Trafford

    Lady Cathy Ferguson unveils a statue of her husband Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, Manchester.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Sir Alex Ferguson Statue unveiled - Old Trafford

    Lady Cathy Ferguson unveils a statue of her husband Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, Manchester.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Sir Alex Ferguson Statue unveiled - Old Trafford

    Lady Cathy Ferguson unveils a statue of her husband Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, Manchester, with David Gill, Philip Jackson and Eamonn Holmes at Old Trafford, Manchester.

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    Manchester United's Robin Van Persie takes a picture of Eric Cantona after the unveiling of a statue of Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, Manchester.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Sir Alex Ferguson Statue unveiled - Old Trafford

    Eric Cantona at the unveiling of a statue of Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, Manchester.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Sir Alex Ferguson Statue unveiled - Old Trafford

    A statue of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is unveiled at Old Trafford, Manchester.

  • Alex Ferguson Statue At Old Trafford - Manchester

    A 1 Ton statue of Sir Alex Ferguson is hoisted into place on the canopy of the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand at Old Trafford in Manchester.

  • Alex Ferguson Statue At Old Trafford - Manchester

    A 1 Ton statue of Sir Alex Ferguson is hoisted into place on the canopy of the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand at Old Trafford in Manchester.

  • Alex Ferguson Statue At Old Trafford - Manchester

    A 1 Ton statue of Sir Alex Ferguson is hoisted into place on the canopy of the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand at Old Trafford in Manchester.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Sir Alex Ferguson Statue unveiled - Old Trafford

    A statue of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is unveiled at Old Trafford, Manchester.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Sir Alex Ferguson Statue unveiled - Old Trafford

    Sir Alex Ferguson (right) with David Gill before a statue of the Manchester United manager at was unveiled at Old Trafford, Manchester.

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    Sir Alex Ferguson (right) with his wife Lady Cathy and David Gill before a statue of the Manchester United manager was unveiled at Old Trafford, Manchester.

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Paying tribute to his spouse, he said: "Someone has to control me and she's the only one who can. She has promised she'll come and bow to the statue every Saturday!"

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Sculptor Phil Jackson was commissioned to design it to mark Ferguson's silver jubilee at the club.

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Edwin van der Sar
10 min to go before unveiling!! Good to see so may people turning up!


Jim B
As said, he should have been in a club suit, pointing at watch. I'd add, with his mouth curled mid-vitriol..


James
That famous Fergie fist pump when on the pitch after a big win would have been ideal for that statue