Alex Ferguson ‘should be in the House of Lords’

MPs have called for outgoing Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to be ennobled and elevated to the House of Lords.

The 71-year-old is to retire as Red Devils boss at the end of the season, following a silverware-laden 26 years at Old Trafford.

Greater Manchester area MPs Graham Stringer and Paul Goggins have hailed Sir Alex’s “unparalleled success” at United and Aberdeen FC.

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In an early day motion, the pair said they believe he should be “immediately ennobled and elevated to the House of Lords”.

Respect MP George Galloway (Bradford West) tabled a further Parliamentary motion on Sir Alex’s record.

He said: “He is the greatest living Scotsman in my opinion – I would defy anyone to come up with greater. His achievements are an Everest, in sporting terms. He’s also a very great man.

“He used to help get me elected in Glasgow, as a Labour MP. I think he is a shoo-in for the Lords. He has a lot to say and do yet in British public life.”