Sir Alex Ferguson has officially returned to Manchester United in a new consultant role.
The Scot was absent from the scene during Jose Mourinho’s reign at Old Trafford, as the Portuguese did not seek the legendary manager’s advice, and preferred to do things his own way.
But now, chief executive Ed Woodward has brought Fergie back to the Theatre of Dreams. In fact, the latter was heavily involved in the Red Devils’ recruitment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mike Phelan last week, reports The Sun.
Further, Solskjaer himself intends to remain in constant contact with his former gaffer, so as to keep seeking his advice and expertise whenever need be.
The English outlet has quoted an inside source from Old Trafford as saying: “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.”
Furthermore, the Reds’ legendary goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel, is also planning a return to his former chomping grounds, hoping to bag the Director of Football role.
The Great Dane recently told BBC’s Sportsweek: “I’m thinking about putting my name in there. Like every other footballer, I want to be involved again.
“I have this energy, I have education but I’ve not seen anything that’s really interesting to make the big change and then I see this big idea about director of football at Man United.
“I’m considering if I have the qualities and will think about it over Christmas. If I do think yes, then I will throw my hat into the ring. Ole knows exactly what the club is. He’s a product of Sir Alex and that’s something he can inject in the coming months. What’s really important is to get the Manchester United culture back, the Manchester United identity back.”