West Ham captain Nolan hopes to talk to Fergie about coaching
Nolan plans to enter management when he hangs up his boots.
He said: "Fergie would definitely be one of my dream dinner guests.
"Manchester United have ruled the Premier League and it's just something I'd like to pick his brains about.
"All my heroes were probably United players. I'd like to have a really good chat about how he did it, how he built the club, what's the motivation, all that stuff.
"It was a massive statement when he said 'when I leave this club I want to have more titles than Liverpool'.
"I think everyone in the world of football respects what he's done and no one can take away what he has done.
"I'm hoping he doesn't go away too soon because I love listening to him and I love him when he has his rants and winds people up. It's great, I do chuckle. I know he's close to Sam Allardyce too and the gaffer gets along with him and he takes a lot on board from him, so I really respect him."