Manchester United’s players are set for a special visitor at training on Saturday – with Sir Alex Ferguson expected at Carrington.
The club’s legendary former manager had a say in appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker boss after the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
And, according to the Daily Mail, Ferguson has accepted an invitation from Solskjaer to attend training ahead of Sunday’s game at home to Bournemouth.
Speaking shortly after his appointment until the end of the season, Solskjaer spoke of the support Fergie had given him, as a player and now manager.
“I have been in touch with the gaffer quite a bit,” the Norwegian, a hero of the 1999 treble season, said.
“Well, he signed me 22 years ago, so he is the big part of course.
“I don’t know what input he had but when I got the call, of course, I texted the boss.
“I have been in touch with him and I am going to enjoy a nice cup of tea back at his house to sit down and discuss a few ideas.”
Fergie, whose former right hand man Mike Phelan is back at Old Trafford as assistant manager, is the most successful British manager of all time.
The Scot led United to 13 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, five FA Cups and four League Cups in his remarkable 26-year reign.
Since his retirement in 2013, United have failed to win the title and three managers – David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Mourinho – have come and gone.
Fergie underwent ife-saving surgery for a brain haemorrhage in the summer but has made a full recovery and has been a regular visitor to United games in recent months.
He will attend Sunday’s clash with Bournemouth, as United look to make it three wins from three matches under Solskjaer and close the gap on the top four.
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