At the Ballon d’Or ceremony last night, Sir Alex Ferguson was presented with the FIFA presidential award for services to football.

Ferguson claimed he was lucky to have managed so many great players who have helped him achieve the success he’s had.

“It is an honour for me in the twilight of my life and very, very much appreciated,” said Ferguson. “I have been a very, very lucky manager to have had so many good players who have shared my vision and passion, and that’s what makes Manchester United such a special club. They retain the courage to play, the courage to try and win. You don’t always win in football – sometimes you lose but we always try to win.”

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