Manchester United are ready to cut loose Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Mail on Sunday says Ferguson's role as an influential director and ambassador is now likely to be downsized at the very least in the wake of David Moyes' departure.

The Glazers, United's American owners, may be ready to sideline Ferguson as they look to rebuild the club and perhaps should have addressed the situation sooner.

There is a feeling among the Glazers and some board members that Ferguson's Long Goodbye lasted, well, too long, and sections of the support are of the same opinion.

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