Denis Law and Sir Alex.

Another statue for The Law Man

Thursday 18 November 2021 16:09

Denis Law has been honoured with another statue, with Sir Alex Ferguson on hand to help with the unveiling in Aberdeen.

The legendary Manchester United striker is still revered at Old Trafford, where he has two statues - one in the Stretford End and another as part of the Trinity with George Best and Sir Bobby Charlton on the forecourt outside the East Stand.

Sir Alex is also immortalised in front of the stand in his own name and he took great delight in paying tribute to a footballer he rated among the best to play the game.

Speaking at the ceremony in Marischal Square, just off Broad Street in the city where Law was born in 1940, Sir Alex enthused: "I think this statue definitely captures him. The only thing I don't see is him wiping his sweater on his nose!

"I think Denis epitomises a Scotsman. He showed fantastic courage at 15 years of age, to go down to Huddersfield, as a young kid. Not many have the courage to do that type of thing.

"He had the chance to be a great player. He took the chance and his career was incredible. He was a fantastic player. He was the greatest Scottish player of all time, no question."

"Aberdeen is my first city," commented Denis. "I always came back to Aberdeen. This statue is really fantastic. I have been a very lucky guy, being able to play for your country as well."

The bronze figure was sculpted by Alan Herriot, who also produced a statue of Robert the Bruce nearby. 

Denis Law mimics the pose in his statue.

Denis released a statement in August detailing his diagnosis with 'mixed dementia' - a combination of Alzheimer's and Vascular dementia.

“I have good days and bad days and aim to take each day as it comes, adjusting my lifestyle accordingly," he said.