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Manchester United icon Sir Alex Ferguson has been spotted arriving ahead of Saturday’s Premier League showdown with Wolves. The Red Devils go into the game looking to boost their chances of finishing in the top four. And they’ll need to be at their best, especially given recent defeats to the likes of Brighton and West Ham.
Ferguson smiled as he made his way into Old Trafford, with the United icon wearing a smart grey suit on a sunny day in Manchester.
And he’ll be joined by Solskjaer for the match against Wolves, with the 50-year-old primed to make his first return to his old side since his sacking in November 2021.
Ferguson attending United’s clash with Wolves comes after Solskjaer revealed the Scot had apologised to him for comments made about Cristiano Ronaldo.
In October 2021, the Portugal international was benched for a 1-1 draw with Everton.
Ferguson was then overheard criticising the decision in a candid chat with UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov, with that exchange proceeding to do the rounds on social media.
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And Solskjaer, speaking at a special event last week, said: “That’s the one time Sir Alex has ever apologised to me.
“He was caught on a video saying, ‘You should always play your best players,’ after Ronaldo started on the bench for one game.
“He (Ferguson) rang me and apologised because he knows how difficult it is.
“I’m clever enough to stay away. It’s difficult enough to be the manager of Manchester United without the ex-managers trying to give you advice.”
At the time, Solskjaer revealed he’d spoken to his wife about Ferguson – and revealed he disagreed with his old manager.
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“I’m quite relaxed about it,” he said in the immediate aftermath of the Everton draw.
“I disagreed with the gaffer quite a few times and I told my wife quite a few times that I disagreed with him, but that never made headlines as a player.
“I’m sure Sir Alex knows that it doesn’t bother me.
“We all want to see Cristiano. We all want to, because he’s unique, he’s different, he’s had a career and everyone wants to come and watch him.
“But the plain fact of it is he cannot play every single game that we play.
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“He knows how difficult this job is anyway, the gaffer. He didn’t always play the same eleven.
“He took some risks at times to rest Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney or David Beckham, the best players that we had. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t.”
Meanwhile, Solskjaer also believes he was unlucky at United due to the outstanding form of rivals such as Liverpool and Manchester City.
“I feel very, very privileged and honoured to have been the manager,” said the hero of the 1999 Champions League final.
“But there was probably never a worse time to be the manager of Manchester United.
“City and Liverpool, sorry to say, have had the best years they have ever had. We never had that when I was a player. We had Arsenal, but that was it.
“You have to hold up your hands sometimes and say, ‘Yeah, they (City and Liverpool) were good.’
“We got second and we got third. We still have an unbeaten away record in the Premier League, and that says something.
“But the competition gets harder and harder. It’s more and more difficult to stay at the top.
“All the other teams get more and more money. Every game is a hard one.”
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