Sir Alex Ferguson has been honored by his former club Aberdeen, with a new statue dedicated to him. The great Manchester United manager was present at Pittodrie to witness the unveiling of the painting and was given a standing ovation by the Aberdeen supporters. Ferguson, who led the Dons before moving to Old Trafford in 1986, was responsible for the club’s remarkable success, as they successfully ended Celtic and Rangers’ dominance of the Scottish first flight.
Aberdeen won three league titles, as well as the European Cup Winners’ Cup, the European Super Cup, and the European Cup Winners’ Cup, beating Real Madrid in the final in 1983. Ferguson also won four Scottish Cups and a League Cup with Pittodrie before moving to Manchester United, where he went on to dominate English football. But it’s not just at Old Trafford where he’s revered; Aberdeen inaugurated a new statue dedicated to their best ever manager on Friday.
The Richard Donald Stand in the Scottish Premiership club’s Richard Donald Stand was sold out to welcome Ferguson back to the club, who was greeted by club chairman Dave Cormack. Willie Miller, Gordon Strachan, and Craig Brown were among the Dons legends who attended the unveiling of Ferguson’s statue and paid respect to their former boss. Ferguson addressed the gathering, “It’s a fantastic honor,” before unveiling the bronze tribute.
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