Man Utd No2 Queiroz: I owe Sir Alex

Manchester United assistant boss Carlos Queiroz admits he owes Sir Alex Ferguson for bringing him back to Old Trafford after his spell in charge of Real Madrid.

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He told the Telegraph: ''He was a great friend. One day he rang to say I should do what's best for me and the team and not worry about anything else because there would always be a job for me in Manchester. That gave me strength. In life sometimes you need to be sure you can use three words - yes, maybe and no.

"Sometimes as coaches we only have yes and maybe. Alex's phone call helped me to keep my spine straight. So, although I was offered extremely well-paid jobs, one in England and the other in Spain, I didn't hesitate when he invited me back."

Queiroz added: 'I'm here on a mission to repay a debt to Alex, but to be in charge - that's the reason everybody works. When it's the right time to make a decision, I'll do it."

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