Sir Alex Ferguson: Aberdeen finalise details for statue and 'homecoming' match tribute next month

Aberdeen’s greatest ever manager will be honoured on the pitch at Pittodrie next month, a day after the club unveils a statue dedicated to Sir Alex Fergsuon.

The bronze tribute, which will stand on the concourse outside the Richard Donald Stand, will be unveiled on Friday, February 25 – and Sir Alex will take to the field a day later, at the cinch Premiership game against Dundee United, as part of a ‘homecoming celebration’.

AFC commercial director, Rob Wicks, said: “This tribute to Sir Alex is going to be a truly unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience and I would urge all Dons fans, young and old, to come to the match and join what is undoubtedly going to be a very special occasion.”

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Tickets for the match go on sale on Thursday (January 20) for members and then general release on Friday morning, though under-12s are free.

Sir Alex Ferguson will return to Pittodrie next month. (Picture: Michael Gillen)

Sir Alex’s statue is the first of several planned with the AFC Heritage Trust to honour the club’s legends.

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