Brandy began his career at Manchester United but was released in July 2010 since which he has struggled to find his way, until a phone call from Ferguson shook him into life.
"Sir Alex rang me quite recently and had a go at me because I hadn't found myself a club," explained Brandy to the Express & Star.
"Obviously when I was at United he saw me as one of his players because I had been at the club for so long and he'd seen me come through the ranks. I was at United until the age of eight and left when I was in my early twenties so around about 12 years. He must have seen something in me to keep me there until then.
"He gave me a bit of a kick up the backside and told me to get myself a new agent as well because he felt I should have found myself a club by now.
"It was a bit of a shock to get a phonecall from him, although he was someone who was always capable of doing that.
"But for him to give me a call and tell me that really made me stop and think about things and realise that I had to get back on track."