The People says the former Manchester United and England midfielder has impressed grand master Fergie so much that he is poised to offer Ince a ticket back to Old Trafford.

Ferguson is considering handing Ince a role on United's coaching staff - either as first team coach, or as his number two if current deputy Carlos Queiroz accepts an offer from Benfica.

The buzz around MK Dons is that an offer is imminent and club owner Peter Winkleman is believed to be drawing up a shortlist to replace Ince as gaffer. Former England boss Steve McClaren's name has been mentioned.