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Sir Alex Ferguson Went Above And Beyond For Manchester United's Oldest Season Ticket Holder

Jack Kenmare

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Sir Alex Ferguson Went Above And Beyond For Manchester United's Oldest Season Ticket Holder

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Sir Alex Ferguson was known for many things during his time in charge of Manchester United, but not many people know about this incredible gesture towards the club's oldest season ticket holder.

In a remarkable story told by former Leicester Mercury reporter Jeremy Clay, it has emerged that a woman called Alice, who was in her 90s, would regularly call into the office to ask the newspaper to write more stories about the Reds.

Alice and Jeremy soon began chatting and he soon found out that Sir Alex used to send a mini bus to Leicester to pick her up and take her to Old Trafford. And it wasn't just a one-off.

Jeremy revealed that Ferguson sent a mini bus to every single game - all the way to the East Midlands to Old Trafford and all the way back.

Ferguson repeated that gesture every other Saturday and Sunday, or whatever day a game fell on, for the rest of his time in charge of Manchester United in the 1990's.

Then, in another heartwarming gesture, Sir Alex learned that the elderly woman couldn't attend the game anymore because her eyesight was weakening - so he offered to pay for Alice to have an operation.

A true gentleman of the game.

Topics: Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, Premier League

Jack Kenmare
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