Sir Alex Ferguson travelled with the Manchester United squad following Monday’s impressive FA Cup win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The legendary former Old Trafford chief has been seen much more around the club since recovering well from the brain haemorrhage he suffered last year, and was later seen speaking to midfielder Scott McTominay following the final whistle in west London.
Ferguson was a factor in the United academy graduate choosing to play for Scotland over England and continues to take a keen interest in his ongoing development.
The 77-year-old was also seen speaking to executive vice chairman Ed Woodward before he then boarded the team coach with the rest of the squad heading back to Manchester.
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Ferguson kept a respectful distance during Jose Mourinho’s tenure but he has been much more visible since his former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked to take caretaker charge, following the Portuguese tactician’s dismissal in late December.
He has also been a regular visitor to United’s Carrington training HQ in recent weeks, although Solskjaer was quick to dismiss early suggestions Sir Alex was helping him with actual team selection and tactics.