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Manchester United News: Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly 'hurt' after Red Devils chose to ignore his advice regarding managerial change

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What's the story?

According to reports, Sir Alex Ferguson is hurt that Manchester United board chose to ignore his opinion regarding managerial change.

The report states that Ferguson wanted United board to hire Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager but the Red devils chose Ole Gunner Solskjaer instead.

In case you didn’t know...

Manchester United endured an abysmal season as they missed out on Champions League spot and ended their season without any silverware. The Red Devils had a poor start to their 2018/19 campaign and former coach Jose Mourinho was sacked in December last year after a string of poor performances.

Former United player Ole Gunner Solskjaer was hired as the caretaker manager. But after an initial run of powerful displays which included a sensational comeback against PSG in Champions League, Solskjaer was made the permanent manager.

But United suffered another slump in the form which saw them getting knocked out from the Champions League and FA Cup. As a result of their poor form, the Red Devils ended their campaign on 6th spot in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Sir Alex Ferguson needs no introduction. The United manager won 38 trophies in his 27 year tenure at Old Trafford and has a stand named after him in the stadium.

The heart of the matter

Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly had his say when Manchester United were looking for a new manager and the club legend wanted the board to hire Tottenham boss Pochettino instead of Solskjaer.

According to the report, Ferguson is hurt that the United hierarchy ignored his advice. A League Managers' Association source reportedly revealed that Sir Alex is hurt but he still loves his club more than anything else. The report also states that Ferguson currently relies on assistant manager Mike Phelan for any information on the matters regarding the club.

What's next?

Sir Alex is poised to make return to the Old Trafford dug-out tonight when the club will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Champions League final victory against Bayern Munich which completed a historic treble.