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Ex-Man Utd director Knighton: Edwards was ready to sack Sir Alex

Former Manchester United director Michael Knighton is adamant Sir Alex Ferguson would've been sacked if Nottingham Forest had won that famous FA Cup tie in 1990.

Ferguson was rescued by a legendary Mark Robins strike at Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup, which would send United on their journey to a Wembley triumph.

Knighton recalled to the Mirror: “If we had not won at Forest then Alex would have been sacked – I am 100 percent certain of that.

“Martin Edwards [United's former chairman] and Sir Bobby Charlton have tried to rewrite history by claiming that wasn't the case.

“But when we played QPR at Old Trafford on New Year's Day, I was stood in the boardroom at half-time when Martin sidled up behind me and whispered, 'we've got to be talking about the manager'.

“I almost choked on the sandwich I was eating. He made it clear he felt Alex's time was up. But then we won at Forest... the rest is history."

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