Man Utd legend Ferguson granted freedom of Trafford

Manchester United icon Sir Alex Ferguson is to receive the honorary freedom of Trafford borough.

Manchester United icon Sir Alex Ferguson is to receive the honorary freedom of Trafford borough.

He will be formally honoured at a meeting of councillors on October 14, said Trafford Council.

Sir Alex is also being recognised by the local authority with a road near Old Trafford stadium having its name changed from Waters Reach to Sir Alex Ferguson Way.

Sir Alex said: "I am delighted to accept this honour from Trafford Council. When I arrived at Old Trafford in 1986 I had little idea of the journey that awaited me. 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."

Have your say