Ferguson is, of course, the greatest manager in Manchester United’s history and one of the greatest to do it in the Premier League.
The Scotsman guided United to a record 13 Premier League titles before his retirement in 2013, as well as two Champions Leagues, one of which led to United becoming the only English side to complete the top treble of Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.
But since Ferguson’s retirement, Manchester United have severely struggled as a club, failing to come anywhere close to winning a single league title. In fact, the ‘closest’ they came was back in 2017/18 when Jose Mourinho guided them to 81 points – their highest points total of the post-Ferguson era to this date.
But even that total didn’t bring them at all close to challenging Manchester City, who notched a historic 100 points that season.
Sir Alex Ferguson returns
Now though, the Daily Mail report that Sir Alex Ferguson is back on board at Manchester United after the club’s chief executive Richard Arnold turned to the legendary Old Trafford boss for advice.
Arnold has set up a think-tank involving Ferguson, former CEO David Gill, iconic United captain Bryan Robson and current football director John Murtough so he can draw on their experience on all aspects of the club.
It is added that this will give Ferguson more influence at Old Trafford than at any time since he stepped down as manager nearly a decade ago.
But will it be enough to get United back amongst the elite?