23/11/2012 09:22 GMT | Updated 23/11/2012 11:21 GMT

Sir Alex Ferguson Statue Unveiled At Old Trafford (PICTURES)

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!"

Sir Alex Ferguson statue unveiled

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!"


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

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