Man Utd legend Sir Alex Ferguson joins training to inspire squad before Spurs match

By | 12th January 2019

SIR ALEX FERGUSON joined the Manchester United squad AGAIN at training to inspire them ahead of Sunday’s clash against Tottenham.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been working very closely with the Old Trafford legend since he took over from Jose Mourinho last month.

Sir Alex Ferguson was spotted as he was chauffeured into the training ground

The Norwegian boss will be hoping that the 77-year-old’s presence at Carrington on Saturday will give his team a huge boost.

Ferguson also returned to the training ground before the 4-1 win over Bournemouth last month.

SunSport exclusively revealed that during that visit he gave a rousing speech, telling them: “You can make this club great again.”

He did not attend any training sessions when David Moyes or Louis van Gaal were in charge, but he was invited back by Mourinho.

Romelu Lukaku will be looking to secure his spot in the first-team again
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told Marcus Rashford that he is the club’s No1 striker
Anthony Martial looked focused as he rocked up to training on Saturday

Following his last visit, Solskjaer said: “He enjoyed his time at the training ground. He had a few nice chats with the staff and he encouraged us.”

Solskjaer played under the management of Ferguson for 11 years and he is keen to mimic his managerial approach.

SunSport exclusively revealed that the interim boss has even planned to reintroduce Ferguson’s famous quiz night.

The squad will feel revitalised as they return to Carrington after their warm-weather training camp in Dubai this week. 

Jesse Lingard arrived to Carrington in his customised Bentley Bentayga
United’s No1 goalkeeper David De Gea attended the weekend session
Romelu Lukaku turned heads as he pulled in a blacked-out Rolls Royce
Defender Luke Shaw was clearly feeling the cold as he pulled up

United stars took the chance to lap up the Middle East sunshine following last week’s 2-0 win over Reading in the FA Cup.

Fred missed out on the trip to Dubai because his partner was due to give birth, but he was spotted with the squad on Saturday.

The Reds have now won five games on the bounce since Solskjaer took the reigns.

But the interim boss faces his toughest test to date when they travel to Wembley to take on Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Fred has joined back up with his team-mates ahead of the Spurs clash
Juan Mata gave team-mate Ander Herrera a lift to the training ground

When asked how important it has been to have Ferguson in his corner, Solskjaer said: “Of course.

“I think it’s good for him as well. He is, for me, what Man United it about.

“I’ve had him for 15 years: 11 as a player and four as a [United youth-team] coach before I went back to Norway.

“Of course we’ve kept in touch all the way through and now even more so because this is his club as well.”

Antonio Valencia insisted that the club are still aiming for a top-four finish






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