Man Utd boss and Snow Patrol frontman to be honoured in Derry

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson smiles during a news conference Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, in Lisbon. Manchester will face Benfica in a UEFA Champions League group F soccer match Tuesday in Lisbon, Portugal. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson smiles during a news conference Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, in Lisbon. Manchester will face Benfica in a UEFA Champions League group F soccer match Tuesday in Lisbon, Portugal. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody are to be honoured in Derry by the University of Ulster.

Ferguson and Lightbody are among a number of high profile figures including actor Sir Ian McKellan and golfer Rory McIlroy who will be awarded honorary doctorates by UU.

It has been confirmed both the Man Utd boss and the Snow Patrol singer will be honoured at a ceremony in Derry

More details in tomorrow’s Derry Journal.