Football: The Queen and Sir Alex agree on Treble

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FOOTBALL'S NEWEST knight, Sir Alex Ferguson, and the Queen agree - the Treble will never be done again.

Receiving his knighthood at Buckingham Palace, the Manchester United manager said: "The Queen told me she doesn't think it will ever be achieved again - and she's right. The culmination of three trophies was the pinnacle of my career and it has been rewarded with a knighthood."

Sir Alex, 57, also talked to the Queen about horse racing. "Her Majesty said she hoped I would have time for my horses. I own two and have shares in four," he said. "Football management is such a pressurised thing - horse racing is a release. I'm also learning to play the piano [and] I like to cook as well."

Sir Alex was accompanied by his wife, Catherine, and younger brother Martin, 56.