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INSIDER: Fergie loving this Man Utd - and seeing Greenwood, McTominay thrive

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is enjoying their revival under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Ferguson is itching to watch United in the flesh again – 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: “Alex has been enjoying the recent weeks of football's return and the way United have emerged from lockdown.

“For 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.

“But 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.

“He's especially heartened by the emergence of the younger players like Scott McTominay and Mason Greenwood.

“He 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.

“That'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."

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