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Ferguson: We haven't discussed my successor at Man Utd

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says no-one has asked him about his successor within Old Trafford. Ferguson, who himself is regarded as something of a king-maker within British football, is adamant there have been no discussions about his thoughts on a successor.

"Never discussed it - it is a dangerous game," was his response.

"At this moment in time there are about half-a-dozen managers doing very well in the Premier League, all the others are fighting for their lives.

"Is that going to be the same in two or three years' time when I'm ready to quit? Some may have lost their job."

Ferguson believes even he would find it difficult were he to have his time at United again.

"I think United need to have someone experienced. If I was coming into United today I would struggle because of the beast it is," he said.

"When I came in we were in a valley because Liverpool were the dominant team and United were well adrift from that so we had to rebuild the club and it wasn't easy, it took time.

"But the experience I had was the success from Aberdeen and that gave me a chance in terms of respect from the dressing room and gave me self-confidence I could do the job.

"If I was taken from the job in Aberdeen today it would be a much more difficult task even though I was successful."

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