Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson returns to New York next week. The Mirror says Ferguson will spend next week in New York... raising the intriguing possibility of fresh talks with Pep Guardiola.

Manchester United boss Fergie will fly to the States after Saturday's game against Sunderland, to conduct business in the Big Apple relating to his role as the club's ambassador to the Americas.

Ferguson owns an apartment in the city - where his eldest son Mark lives with his young family - which makes him a neighbour of former Barcelona manager Guardiola, who is renting a property overlooking Central Park for a year.

The two men have already met up in New York in September, when it was reported they talked informally about the potential of an eventual handover of power at Old Trafford from Scot to Spaniard.

Guardiola has also been linked with Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea, yet it is the United position that has fascinated him longest.