Sir Alex returns to training: The former Manchester United boss returned to Carrington ahead of the game against Newcastle.
Manchester United are currently 6th in the league. The side has been performing impressively under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, winning all three games in his charge.
Moreover, the side has scored 12 league goals in the last three games, which is over 29% of the total league goals Manchester United have scored this season.
Earlier, it was reported that Sir Alex Ferguson might have a bigger role in the club with the arrival of Solskjaer, who has played under him for the entirety of his career at Manchester United.
And the Norwegian has now confirmed that the Scottish manager arrived at Carrington to meet the manager, and interact with the staff.
Sir Alex returns to training:
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that Sir Alex Ferguson visited the training ground ahead of the trip to Newcastle.
“He enjoyed his time at the training ground,” said the Norwegian. Solskjaer also stated that he talked to the staff at the club.
“He had a few nice chats with the staff and he encouraged us.”
😄 There was a familiar face at the Aon Training Complex recently…
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 31, 2018
🎉 Happy 77th Birthday Sir Alex Ferguson!
🔴 26 years as @ManUtd boss:
🏟 1,500 Games
✅ 895 Wins
🏆 38 Trophies
🏴🏆 13x Premier League
🏴🏆 5x FA Cup
🏴🏆 4x League Cup
🏴🏆 10x Comm’ Shield
🇪🇺🏆 2x Champions League
🇪🇺🏆 1x Super Cup
🌍🏆 1x Club World Cup
🐐 The Best Ever. pic.twitter.com/yP8bbAJJ9o
— SPORF (@Sporf) December 31, 2018
The manager insisted that he keeps him informed about the progress at United under his charge, and that Sir Alex believes in their abilities.
“I had him for 15 years. He influenced me more in those 15 years than he’s done last week but I keep him informed.
“He knows the staff are Manchester United through and through. He knows we are going to do whatever we can, up to the last second we are here, for the club.”
Solskjaer also gave a piece of brief team news, which included an update on Alexis Sanchez. He confirmed that the Chilean will be in action against Newcastle.
Happy birthday boss! So many amazing memories of our time at @ManUtd! You have always been an inspiration to me! #happybirthday #siralex #inspiration #manutd #reddevils #champions pic.twitter.com/6w7Mkuxfot
— Nani (@luisnani) December 31, 2018
“The most important man at Manchester United is the manager. Without question. The minute that ever changed, it would mean a massive free-fall in the club. Massive free-fall. You can never allow the players to run a football club.” – Sir Alex Ferguson #HappyBirthdayBoss #MUFC
— Hêlîn (@MUnitedGirl) December 31, 2018
“Alexis is champing at the bit and wanted to be involved against Bournemouth, but it was too early for him.
“He will be involved at Newcastle, though, and he is looking forward to it. He has had some great training sessions over the last few days and scored quite a few nice goals, so that is encouraging,” said the manager.