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Manchester United: Sir Alex Ferguson spotted taking photo of 80th birthday banner at Old Trafford

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Manchester United fans spot Sir Alex Ferguson’s ‘wholesome’ reaction to seeing his 80th birthday banner at Old Trafford as the Scot takes a photo of it before their victory against Burnley

  • Legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson is celebrating his 80th birthday
  • He was in attendance for United’s 3-1 victory against Burnley on Thursday 
  • United fans unveiled a banner to wish Ferguson a happy birthday for Friday
  • Ferguson was spotted taking photos of the banner in the Stretford End 


Manchester United fans paid tribute to their former boss Sir Alex Ferguson by unveiling a huge banner ahead of his 80th birthday.

Ferguson was in attendance to see the Red Devils beat Burnley 3-1 on Thursday night – with the legendary manager turning 80-years-old on New Year’s Eve.

The Scot is regarded as one of the greatest managers of all time, following a 27-year stint at Old Trafford.

Legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is celebrating his 80th birthday

Legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is celebrating his 80th birthday

A birthday banner was revealed before United's 3-1 victory over Burnley on Thursday

A birthday banner was revealed before United’s 3-1 victory over Burnley on Thursday

Ahead of United’s victory against Burnley, Ferguson was honoured with his own banner which read ‘Happy 80th Sir Alex’. 

Manchester United fans spotted the manager get out his phone and take a picture of it as it moved across the Stretford End.

Twitter user Jack Perryman commented: ‘My heart! Sir Alex whipping out his phone to take a pic of his bday message banner in the Stretford End.’

Another Manchester United fan commented: ‘Sir Alex taking a photo of his birthday banner is just so wholesome.’ 

Eight years after stepping down as manager, Ferguson rarely misses a home game at Old Trafford.  

During his time at the club, Ferguson guided the Red Devils to 13 titles, five FA Cups and two Champions League trophies.   

Ferguson was gifted an early birthday present as Scott McTominay, an own goal from Ben Mee and Cristiano Ronaldo helped United seal three points at Old Trafford. 

A host of current and former United stars have wished Ferguson happy birthday message on social media.

Marcus Rashford wrote: ‘Happy 80th birthday to the greatest.

‘So proud to have been able to share memories with you over the last couple of years. You’re an icon, a hero, and everything I aspire to be. Enjoy your day SAF.’

While Ferdinand accompanied his message by mocking up a picture of Ferguson with a crown, beard and party horn to resemble a king.

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