Sir Alex Ferguson congratulates Andy Murray on Wimbledon win

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson salutes the fans prior the the match against West Brom on May 19, 2013
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Andy Murray reveals that he received text messages from Sir Alex Ferguson following his Wimbledon victory yesterday.

Andy Murray has revealed that he has received congratulatory messages for winning Wimbledon from former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

The 71-year-old Scotsman was at SW19 to witness Murray secure a place in the semi-finals by beating Fernando Verdasco, but he was unable to watch his fellow Scot nab a straight-sets victory over Novak Djokovic in the final.

"I got a message from him yesterday and this morning," BBC Sport quotes Murray as saying. "He's going on a cruise up the coast of Scotland so he wasn't able to come.

"It's an unbelievable work ethic for such a long period of time. Spending 15 minutes with him, he's a really impressive guy and you can learn a lot from him."

Murray has become the first British male Wimbledon champion since Fred Perry 77 years ago.

Andy Murray celebrates winning a point against Fernando Verdasco during their quarter final match at Wimbledon on July 3, 2013
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