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Ex-Man Utd manager Sir Alex Ferguson loses wife

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The wife of former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, Lady Cathy Ferguson, is dead.

The Ferguson family confirmed the sad news in a statement released to the PA news agency on Friday.

โ€œWe are deeply saddened to confirm the passing yesterday of Lady Cathy Ferguson, survived by her husband, three sons, two sisters, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild,โ€ the statement reads.

โ€œThe family asks for privacy at this time.โ€

Meanwhile, Man United has sent their condolences to Ferguson over the death of his wife.

In a statement, Man United said: โ€œEveryone at Manchester United sends our heartfelt condolences to Sir Alex Ferguson and his family. Lady Cathy was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, and a tower of strength for Sir Alex throughout his career.โ€