Ferguson to receive honorary freedom of Trafford

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will receive the honorary freedom of Trafford borough.

Sir Alex will be formally honoured on October 14, the local council has announced.

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

A road near Old Trafford stadium will also be changed from Waters Reach to Sir Alex Ferguson Way in recognition of his achievements.

Sir Alex said he was "delighted to accept this honour".