Sir Alex Ferguson back at Man Utd: The Scottish manager retired as the manager of the club five years ago.
Manchester United parted ways with Jose Mourinho last week, two days after a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the former club star, was named as the caretaker manager until the end of the season.
The club went off to a flying start under Solskjaer, as Manchester United registered a 5-1 win against Cardiff City.
This was also the first time when the side scored five goals in a Premier League game since Sir Alex Ferguson’s farewell game against West Bromwich Albion five years ago.
And now, it has been reported by English media outlets that Sir Alex Ferguson could be back in business at Old Trafford.
Sir Alex Ferguson back at Old Trafford:
Sir Alex Ferguson retired as the Manchester United manager in 2013. The club has since undergone four managerial changes, with the most recent one taking place last week.
As Solskjaer returns to Manchester United in a new role, English media outlet Mirror (via Sun) has reported that the club is also set to welcome Sir Alex Ferguson in a new designation.
Sir Alex is back in business as a consultant for Manchester United as he attempts to restore the glory days which left with his retirement. [sun]
— Man Utd Stuff (@ManUtdStuff) December 24, 2018
The former Manchester United boss is currently the club’s ambassador, but has taken a more advanced role in the club operations over the last week.
According to the report, Sir Alex has taken a central role since Jose Mourinho’s departure, as he aided the return of Solskjaer at Manchester United.
The report states that Ed Woodward consulted Sir Alex Ferguson after the sacking of Jose Mourinho – something he didn’t do before appointing the Portuguese manager in 2016.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) December 24, 2018
It is also claimed that the Scotsman has aided the return of Mike Phelan as well.
The source, according to Fox News, states, “Once Woodward had talked to the Glazers and told them he wanted Jose out, he needed to be certain he could get the right kind of figure in for the short term at least.
“That’s where Fergie came in and he helped make sure the whole thing happened with Solskjaer and Phelan.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stated on multiple occasions that he takes his managerial inspiration from Sir Alex Ferguson, under whom he played in the entirety of his Manchester United career.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has spoken to Sir Alex Ferguson. Recalled the 5-5 at West Brom and said: “I want us to play with courage, for the players to express themselves and take risks. I want the players to be the kids who love to play football.”
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) December 21, 2018
“It doesn’t matter what team you’re coaching, they all want to have a picture of how you want to play, they’re all quality players, so it will be easier to get players expressing themselves,” Solskjaer said in his first pre-match conference as Manchester United boss last week.
“You play with courage, go out there and express your skills. Sir Alex said ‘go out and express yourselves and take risks’.”