Manchester United managerial legend Sir Alex Ferguson has told the current crop of player that they can restore the club to dominance once again.
United are enjoying somewhat of a resurgence following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, with the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – albeit on a temporary basis for now – bringing instant results.
Solksjaer’s appointment, as well as the return of Mike Phelan as his assistant, is in large parts thanks to Sir Alex, who holds the Norwegian in high regard having tutored him throughout his playing days for Manchester United.
So much is Sir Alex involved in the goings on at United in recent weeks that he has even been to watch some of his protegee’s training sessions, and it is now claimed that he even delivered a speech to the players, telling them that they can lead the club back to it’s former glories:
“He told the lads that this group will make United dominant and successful again,” an Old Trafford insider reportedly told The Sun.
“He said that he believes in them and he wants them to enjoy themselves and to fight hard for each other and leave everything on the pitch.
“He also told them that the club is in good hands and he promised them that it will become bigger and better in the years to come and they will be part of this success.
“The players believe that there are some good times ahead.”
In four Premier League games under Solskjaer’s management, the Red Devils have cut the gap to Chelsea in fourth from 11 points down to six, with 17 league games to go.