Sir Alex Ferguson to receive honorary freedom of Trafford borough

Manchester United's Scottish manager Alex Ferguson acknowledges fans at the end of the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United on May 19, 2013
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Sir Alex Ferguson will receive the freedom of Trafford in October following his 26-year stint as Manchester United manager.

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will been given the freedom of Trafford following his 26-year stint with the North-West football club.

The Scotsman, who is expected to be handed the honour on October 14, will also receive a tribute in the form of a road name, as Waters Reach Road near to Old Trafford will be renamed Sir Alex Ferguson Way.

"When I arrived at Old Trafford in 1986 I had little idea of the journey that awaited me," BBC Sport quotes Ferguson as saying.

"Over 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 is also preparing to take on a book tour in the same month to promote his new autobiography.

Manchester United's Scottish manager David Moyes reacts during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester United at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on September 1, 2013
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