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The 81-year-old, who joined the Red Devils under legendary manager Sir Matt Busby in 1968, received the League Managers Association's Service to Football award.
Mrs Phipps was in attendance at a special dinner in London on Tuesday night and collected her award alongside Ferguson and former United midfielder, coach and interim manager Michael Carrick.
Receptionist Kath Phipps with Sir Alex Ferguson and Michael Carrick at the awards ceremony
She said it was 'a great honour' to be recognised