Yeovil v Man Utd: Sir Alex Ferguson arrives by helicopter

Sir Alex Ferguson
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson arrived at Huish Park by helicopter

Yeovil's FA Cup tie against Manchester United was billed as a meeting between the haves and the have nots of English football - and former Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson certainly made an arrival to underline the differences in the two club's circumstances.

Forget hopping on the team bus, taking a chauffeur-driven car or catching the train - the 73-year-old Scot turned up for United's third-round tie by luxury helicopter.

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Ferguson continues to be a regular at Red Devils games in his role as director and club ambassador

The 20-time English champions had never travelled to the League One strugglers, who were promoted to the Football League in 2003, for a competitive fixture before Sunday's tie.

But, as our images below show, the 9,665-capacity Huish Park will have been something of a culture shock for Ferguson, United's players and travelling supporters.

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Manchester United had never played a competitive match at Huish Park before Sunday's tie
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Programme sellers at Huish Park, which was built in 1990 on a former army camp, were expecting a busy afternoon
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This was BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty's view ahead of kick-off. Hundreds of Yeovil fans arrived early to catch a glimpse of the Manchester United players
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Huish Park fell just short of a record attendance for Manchester United's visit. It remains the 9,527 crowd which watched the League One match against Leeds United in 2008

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