Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson is set to be handed a lifetime achievement award by ... the BBC!

The Daily Star Sunday says Ferguson will be sounded out by the BBC, despite a lengthy feud that saw him refrain from speaking to the organisation for seven years after taking offence at a controversial documentary featuring his football agent son Jason.

Ferguson eventually made peace with the BBC in 2011 - having previously preferred to pay fines for continuing his boycott that started in 2004.

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