The suggestion had been he was involved in high-level talks about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future as manager.
Instead, Ferguson had a pre-planned arrangement - as did other officials - to be fitted for his official club suit.
He didn't speak to Solskjaer or his players - and wasn't involved in any discussions about them.
Solskjaer will be in charge for Saturday's game at Tottenham. Beyond that, the Norwegian's future is less certain.
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