Man Utd legend Sir Alex Ferguson buys new house after putting £3.5m home up for sale 97 days ago

Soon after putting his old house up for sale, Manchester United's legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson has already decided where he wants to live next

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Sir Alex Ferguson has bought a new home to be closer to his grandchildren, according to reports

Legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has reportedly found a new home after putting his previous one up for sale.

The iconic Scotsman, 81, recently put his £3.5m Cheshire mansion on the market. The next owners of the luxurious abode can look forward to a plush snooker room, a gym and a huge plot of land.

However, following the death of his wife of 57 years, Lady Cathy, Sir Alex has reportedly decided to opt for a FRESH start. According to reports, the new area he will be moving to will be significantly closer to his grandchildren than his previous home.

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Reports from the Daily Mirror understand Ferguson has bought a £1.2m house close to his son, former Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson. He will also be a lot nearer to his grandchildren.

It's understood Ferguson has bought a detached five-bedroom property in the town of Goostrey, a place current Chelsea forward Raheem Sterling once lived in.

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and his wife Cathy Ferguson arrive at The Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) at the Odeon Leicester Square on February 19, 2006 in London, England
Ferguson lived at his former home with his wife Cathy for more than 20 years
Goostrey in Cheshire is home to England star Raheem Sterling, and residents are excited about their most famous resident competing in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday night against Italy
Sir Alex Ferguson has moved to a charming village in Cheshire

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For the quiz aficionados, the village also appears in the first Domesday Book of 1086. It will be the first time Ferguson has moved house since he and Cathy bought their home in Wilmslow 20 years ago.

Their old property is currently on the market for around £3.5m. Those who move in will also be greeted by a traditional, 'Ferguson clan' tartan carpet which is a nod to his Scottish roots.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United squad celebrates with his grandchildren after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England
Ferguson will be closer to his grandchildren and great-grandchild
Goostrey in Cheshire is home to England star Raheem Sterling, and residents are excited about their most famous resident competing in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday night against Italy.
Raheem Sterling used to reportedly live in the village

Estate agents described his former 7000sq ft home as an: "impressive, deceptively spacious detached home," that is: "positioned within a very private, gated and secure plot." Ferguson first met Cathy when they both worked alongside each other in a typewriter factors in 1964.

As well as being with him throughout his football playing and management career, they also had three sons and 12 grandchildren. Ferguson also has one great-grandchild in his family.

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