THE sight of Sir Alex Ferguson will continue to haunt rival managers long after the 69-year-old Scot has picked his last Manchester United side.
In addition to renaming Old Trafford’s North Stand in his honour, the club has commissioned a statue of him to be placed in a prominent position near its entrance.
The work will be carried out by sculptor Philip Jackson and is set to be unveiled before the start of next season in August 2012.
Jackson has already completed a number of football statues.
They included one of legendary United boss Sir Matt Busby; the United Trinity of George Best, Denis Law and Bobby Charlton (both at outside Old Trafford); England’s 1966 World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore (at the entrance to Wembley Stadium) and a sculptural head of the World Cup winning manager Sir Alf Ramsey (displayed in the Wembley dressing room area).