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Alex Ferguson documentary in the pipeline

A documentary detailing the life of former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will begin production in October.

Ferguson, who is recovering from a brain hemorrhage suffered in May, was approached by independent film company Passion Pictures two years ago and has since been working on the project.

“I have been approached many times over the years to make a film on my life but did not feel comfortable until this point,” said the 76-year-old, via the Daily Mirror.

“When the team behind this project was presented to me, and after we spent time discussing their thoughts and approach on what the film could be, I felt confident that I was in good hands.

“The process so far has been natural and enjoyable, and I look forward to making the best film we can.”

The Scot’s son Jason Ferguson will be directing the documentary.

It will have exclusive and unrestricted access to Ferguson Sr along with his family and closest friends.

In what will be his directorial debut, Jason Ferguson has already recorded 60 hours of audio interviews with his father.

Filming will begin in October.

“I don’t see this as a football film. What appeals to me is to approach the story from a uniquely intimate perspective and in so doing tell my father’s story in a way that will make it resonate with people from all walks of life whether they like the game or not,” said Jason.

“I’m delighted to join such a talented group of filmmakers and excited at the potential for this project.

“I believe the nature of the relationship I have with my father and the intention that both he and I share for the project means we can deliver a film worthy of such an extraordinary life.”

Alex Ferguson documentary in the pipeline

Ferguson lifted 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League trophies, five FA Cups, four EFL Cups and the European Cup Winners Cup in his 26 years in charge of United.

He also led Aberdeen to three Scottish titles, four Scottish Cups, the Scottish League Cup and the European Cup Winners Cup before leaving for United in November 1986.

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