Sir Alex Ferguson named Barclays Premier League Manager of the Month for October

Sir Alex Ferguson being given the Manager of the Month award following Manchester United's move to the top of the Barclays Premier League table with the help of wins over Newcastle United, Stoke City and Chelsea.

Ferguson was named Manager of the Month for the 27th time on the 26th anniversary of him taking charge at Old Trafford.

"We've got a great set up here," Ferguson told the club's official website. "I've got great staff and the players, of course. They are the reason I'm getting this award. There is no question about that. I am very pleased."

The award comes on the day that United announced that Ferguson would be honoured with a statue that will be revealed at Old Trafford at the end of November.