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Chippy adopts 'Fergie Time' in tribute to Sir Alex

Fosters Fish and Chips in Alderley Edge fried for six extra minutes

Gaz Foster with his Wayne Rooney shirt
Gaz Foster with his Wayne Rooney shirt

A chippy beloved of Manchester United stars made it owns tribute to Sir Fergie last night – by keeping their fryers going an extra six minutes in honour of “Fergie Time”.

Fosters Fish and Chips in Alderley Edge is a favourite haunt of Reds stars like Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick.

And upon news of Fergie's retirement, bosses tweeted that they'd keep their Alderley Edge and Didsbury shops open late in honour of that infamous extra time that often appeared to go in Fergie's favour.

Chippy owner Gaz Foster said: “It's only a bit of fun, but staying open for that extra six minutes of Fergie Time seemed the least we could do. Hopefully United fans will see the funny side.”

Gaz said Fergie's wife Cath had visited the shop in the past for chips, although admitted that Fergie usually stayed in the car. He said: “Some celebrities like to keep a lower profile.”

It fast became a joke on social networking site Twitter, with tweeters making their own tributes to Fergie Time during the day.

Bookies Paddy Power mocked up a joke pocket watch with a 13 hour added as a retirement gift, while many fans made calls for an extra four minutes be added to all Premier League matches at the weekend in his honour.


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