Saturday, January 16, 2016

Manchester United legend Alex Ferguson WOULD return if they opt to axe Louis van Gaal this season

Sir Alex Ferguson and Ryan Giggs
Dream team: It's understood Fergie would not refuse Giggs if he asks for his help
Sir Alex Ferguson is waiting in the wings ready to help Ryan Giggs if Louis van Gaalloses his job, writes Steve Bates in the Sunday People.
Although the now 74-year-old Ferguson, who retired as Manchester United's manager in 2013, has no desire to return to the dugout, Sunday People Sport understands he WOULD be prepared to take a hands-on role behind the scenes to help fellow club legend Giggs, currently Van Gaal's No 2, navigate the remainder of the season if the Welshman was given the reigns.
Van Gaal faces another crucial moment in his United career at Anfield on Sunday, with many believing he won't be able to carry on if his stars suffer a heavy defeat at arch-rivals Liverpool.

Reuters / Phil NobleLouis van Gaal looks dejected
Under pressure: What would a bad defeat at Anfield this weekend mean for Van Gaal?
Since having a hand in the appointment of David Moyes once he decided to step down, Ferguson has effectively been excluded from any of the key strategic decisions taken by the club.
But he retains the respect and support of the American Glazer family who own he club.
If Giggs does take charge before the end of the season, as he did when Moyes was sacked in 2014, he would ask for Ferguson's help him in the closing months of the campaign - and possibly beyond.
 Ferguson - who has refused offers to comment on United since he stepped down - wouldn't refuse that request, especially from one of his favourite former stars, although it's believed he wouldn't want a return to the dugout.
The Scot, who has carved out a lucrative sideline doing lecture tours on
business management, is still a £2million-a-year senior United ambassador.
And he's been a regular in the Old Trafford directors' box this season,
watching his former side struggle under Van Gaal's guidance.