In the foreword to Ryan Giggs' new book, My Life My Story, Fergie reiterates how much he wants Giggs, plus 35-year-olds Gary Neville and Paul Scholes to build a coaching dynasty at the club when their playing days are finally over.
The Red Devils trio have amassed more than 2,000 first-team appearances between them, with wing wizard Giggs accounting for nearly 850 of those.
It is experience Fergie is determined should not go to waste.
The hint is that one of them could eventually take over from 68-year-old Ferguson, who has been in charge at United for the last 24 years.
"They have grown up at the club and eventually they will be offered long-term roles. Who understands the club better than lads who have played for us on all the grand occasions?
"They know what it means to be Manchester United players and I believe they have a massive part to play in the club's future."