Sir Alex Ferguson left multi-million pound fortune by wife Cathy in her will

SIR Alex Ferguson’s late wife left more than £3m in her will, it has emerged.

Lady Cathy Ferguson, who married the football legend in 1966, passed away last year at the age of 84.

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They met in 1964 when he was just 23 and playing with Dunfermline Athletic.

They married shortly before his move to Rangers.

She had been at his side as he forged his career in football and enjoyed huge success with Aberdeen and Manchester United.

The couple have three sons, Mark, Darren, and Jason.

Probate papers have revealed Lady Cathy left a £3,181,310 estate by the time of her death.

Her gross estate had been valued at £3,299,823.

A will she penned in October 2019 saw her order her fortune be kept in trust for the benefit of her famous husband and their family.

Her funeral in Glasgow last year drew a host of famous faces from the world of football.

David Beckham joined fellow Manchester United heroes including Darren Fletcher, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt, Michael Carrick, Bryan Robson and Steve Bruce to pay their respects.

Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers and ex-Rangers assistant Archie Knox were also at the service at St Andrew’s Cathedral.

In his first official autobiography, Managing My Life, Sir Alex indicated how critical Cathy had been to his successes.

He said: “My wife Cathy is the mainstay of our family.

“It is she who has carried the main burden of bringing up our three sons, Mark, Jason and Darren.

“This is more than I could have asked for and they have turned out to be fantastic sons and fantastic people.

“We have all got to thank her for being such a great wife and mother.

“It has always been Cathy’s way to stay in the background, but now it is time for her to accept some limelight.

“I gratefully acknowledge her role in any success I have had.

“Without her down-to-earth attitude to life and her unstinting support none of it would have been possible.”

Ahead of the 2001/02 season, Sir Alex announced his intention to resign at the end of the campaign, only for Cathy to encourage him to renege on the decision.

United would win a further six Premier League titles, and another Champions League, before the Scot eventually called it a day in 2013.

Sir Alex and Lady Cathy’s son Jason read an emotional eulogy at her funeral and paid heartfelt tributes to her.

He said: “She had no interest in football, she never went to the games, apart from the cup finals where she would sit with my aunty Bridget and just chat through the game completely oblivious to what was going on.

“For other games, she used to have Teletext on the telly in the kitchen and check in at half time and full time.

“So my dad got on with football and my mum raised the kids.”

He added: “As a family, we are obviously devastated but right now standing here I am happy, I’m happy she got the send off my dad wanted.

“I’m happy she got the send off she deserves and I am happy she is at peace.

“My dad said to me the other day, which that I thought sums it up, that ‘The Gorbals girl has come home‘.

“God bless you mum.”

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