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Sir Alex Ferguson was presented with the Barclays Merit award at Carrington on Friday and he'll receive the Barclays Manager of the Season award before his final game at West Brom on Sunday.
17/05/2013 13:49, Report by James Tuck

Sir Alex nets awards

Sir Alex Ferguson has been named Barclays Manager of the Season, as well as picking up a Barclays Merit award for his outstanding contribution to the Premier League.

It’s the 11th time the retiring Manchester United boss has won the Manager of the Season accolade and he'll receive it on Sunday at West Brom, his final game in charge.

He won the inaugural award in 1994 and also claimed it in 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011.

The Merit award, which was presented to Sir Alex at Carrington on Friday, recognises his remarkable achievements in the competition over the last two decades, in which he has guided the Reds to 13 titles.

Sir Alex’s final league triumph will be among the most satisfying of the lot as his side emphatically bounced back from last season’s final-day heartache, winning the title with four games to spare.

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