The Red Devils are working towards what he believes is the 'brilliant' Bayern Munich model by installing Sir Bobby Charlton as a director and a number of former players, including Peter Schmeichel, Bryan Robson and Gary Neville as ambassadors.
"That's a long time away (being a director at the club), I hope," he said.
"The role Bobby Charlton has played at the club has been fantastic.
"Bayern Munich is the perfect model. In the past Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeness have run the club, then Christian Nerlinger stepped up.
"There is a foundation of knowledge about how Bayern Munich are always successful.
"That is good. It is no problem having a replica of that for this club. It's a role we should be using as well."
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