The MC at Old Trafford on Friday 23 November had a great way of putting it...
"Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Today is Thanksgiving Day at Old Trafford," proclaimed Eamonn Holmes, television presenter and Manchester United fan.
And so began a special ceremony during which a bronze sculpture of Sir Alex Ferguson was unveiled to the delight of the manager's family, colleagues, fans and some of his many friends in the football world.
Our video shows some of the highlights of the event, which was originally shown live on MUTV and ManUtd.com.