Fergie trib­ute gets go-ahead

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MANCH­ESTER United won plan­ning per­mis­sion to erect a statue of Sir Alex Fer­gu­son out­side their Old Traf­ford sta­dium.

The 9ft sculp­ture will be placed out­side the North Stand – re­cently re­named af­ter the Reds’ boss (

The club an­nounced last year that it had com­mis­sioned the trib­ute.

It will stand on a plinth and be sim­i­lar to those of Sir Matt Busby and the ‘holy trin­ity’ of Ge­orge Best, De­nis Law and Bobby Charl­ton at the sta­dium – also sculpted by Scots­man Philip Jack­son.

Mr Jack­son, 68, said: “I have met Sir Alex on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions and he is a very nice chap.

“He came down to see the clay sculp­ture and he seemed very pleased.”

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