Ferguson is itching to watch United in the flesh again â€“ recognising that Solskjaer has restored pride, belief and hope back into a team that were drowning in mediocrity.
A source who worked closely with Ferguson during his final years at Old Trafford told the Mirror: â€œAlex has been enjoying the recent weeks of football's return and the way United have emerged from lockdown.
â€œFor someone still full of energy, he's not at his best cooped up and is looking forward to returning to Old Trafford when it's safe to do so.
â€œBut he's been delighted the way Solskjaer is managing the team and I believe they have spoken a couple of times in the last few weeks.
â€œHe managed United for an awful long time during good times and bad so he knows it's not an easy job, particularly when things aren't going well.
â€œThat's why he's pleased at Solskjaer's progress. He knows Ole is showing the grit and determination needed but also the bravery to make hard decisions."