Sir Alex Ferguson says Manchester United's stability runs throughout the club.

Ferguson has been happy to keep his backroom staff together over the years.

He told The Sun: "If you look at the staff I've had here over 20-odd years, most of them have been with me throughout.

"People like Dave Bushell, Tony Whelan, Paul McGuinness, Jimmy Ryan, Les Kershaw, they're all still here and part of the fabric of the club.

"So what you've got is experience of how to handle young people. Experience of what United really means, how to handle players coming to the club because in some cases it's not always easy."