Mourinho deserves respect for achievements at Man United - Luke Shaw

Sir Alex Ferguson who won 25 major titles with Manchester United during a glittering 26-year tenure is said to be playing a role at the Premier League side in order to restore the club back to its glory days.

The report did, however, state that the 77-year-old who suffered a brain haemorrhage earlier this year, will not be employed in a full-time capacity.

But now, chief executive Ed Woodward has brought Fergie back to the Theatre of Dreams.

The former United striker got off to the flawless start, by guiding the team to a 5-1 victory over Cardiff City on Saturday.

The bay face assassin described Ferguson as his "mentor" and said he wants to follow the attacking pattern laid down by the legendary former boss.

"I think that's the most hard thing for a player to work out, why you're not playing". I said this also after the Liverpool game, that we have to take responsibility and do our best to play better and to win games. "(Saturday's game) was great to see, and that will relax him a little bit, because I know he will have felt a lot of pressure going into the game".

"He makes me improve, as a person as well, and that's it. I'm sure that is the same for all the players".

Woodward wants Solskjaer to climb above both Arsenal and Chelsea before the end of the season to secure a top-four finish, and will hand him a £2m bonus should he achieve that goal, according to The Mirror. "I'm getting old, but that's life, that was the same when I signed as a player, Nicky the first lad I meet, says hi to me, you're excited but it feels like home".

  • Rosalie Stanley