New Order legend Peter Hook on his Sir Alex Ferguson encounter, life as Ronaldo’s neighbour and Manchester United woes

Sir Alex Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson

As one of Manchester’s most famous sons, Peter Hook has never been shy of discussing his love of Manchester United.

The former Joy Division and New Order bassist is an icon of the city and during his 45-year music career, he has had plenty of run-ins with famous Red Devils, not least an amusing encounter with Sir Alex Ferguson

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For more than a decade Joe Mewis has worked in football journalism as a reporter and editor, with stints at Mirror Football and LeedsLive among others. He is the author of four football history books that include tomes on Leeds United and the England national team.