During international week, Ferguson was able to shoot down rumours - from the Oscars ceremony in LA.
Ferguson has never forgotten how the board at United stuck by him in his own dark days in the autumn of 1989. Now he is in a position to influence decision making, he wants his successor to enjoy the same benefit.
“Give him time,” he told the reporter outside the Dolby. “That’s what I was given.”
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