Sir Alex Ferguson was present at Stamford Bridge and talked to three Man Utd players after the FA Cup victory.
Manchester United defeated Chelsea to enter the quarterfinal of the FA Cup last night. Goals from Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba secured United’s berth in the next round of the tournament.
Sir Alex Ferguson was also present in the game. It was Manchester United’s first victory at Stamford Bridge since October 2012, when Ferguson was the manager.
Manchester Evening News (MEN) reports that the former United manager came to the pitch following the victory. He also had a brief chat with three Manchester United players.
Sir Alex talked to Alexis Sanchez, Diogo Dalot and Scott McTominay, who were still on the pitch after the game. While Sanchez and McTominay came on as substitutes late in the game, Diogo Dalot remained on the bench.
— Charlotte Duncker (@CharDuncker) February 18, 2019
Photo of the night. A fit and healthy looking Sir Alex Ferguson beaming ear to ear at Stamford Bridge after just watching Manchester United tear Chelsea apart 2-0 😍 pic.twitter.com/oVx1OtkXw5
— The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) February 18, 2019
Sir Alex smiling.
Solskjær saying ‘yeah I know’ whilst smirking to the 4th Official.
United’s defensive wall finally coming together.
Pogba transformed into a beast.
United playing the United way.
It. Doesn’t. Get. Any. Better.
— ‘Drawty’ (@DrawtyDevil) February 18, 2019
After a brief exchange with the trio, he went back inside the stadium and boarded the team coach as he headed back to Manchester.
This was Solskjaer’s 11th win in 13 games under his charge. The Norwegian caretaker manager has only lost one game since joining the club in December last year.
He is the first Manchester United manager since 1985 to win away games at Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea in a single season.
The club faces another big test later this weekend as Solskjaer’s men take on Liverpool in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp’s side is one of the favourites to win the title this season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is understood to believe he will be the new manager of Manchester United. He has held a series of talks with Ed Woodward and David Gill. Solskjaer and Phelan also have the total support of Sir Alex Ferguson. #mufc [Sunday World]
— Man Utd Empire (@Empire_Mu) February 19, 2019
Nedved: “I’ve always appreciated English football and the Premier League, I’ve always liked it. My agent received some offers and I have always been a great supporter of Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson, specifically, at that time.” #MUFC
— Devils Latest (@Devils_Latest) February 18, 2019
Meulensteen,Sir Alex is so impressed with Ole. He is thrilled. He is so happy to see that United are playing in a way that he loves. It was always what he said to the players: ‘Give me something to cheer about. If you entertain me, then you entertain the audience! (VG) #mufc pic.twitter.com/CFwWpiPDqe
— Red Army! (@RedorDead07) February 16, 2019
The Anfield outfit will host Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League’s round-of-16 later tonight.