SIR ALEX FERGUSON was allegedly at Manchester United’s training ground ‘for a suit fitting’ rather than talks over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future.
The legendary former manager still has a place on the club’s board and was seen shaking his head in disbelief as they were drubbed 5-0 at home by Liverpool on Sunday.
That disastrous result led to intense speculation over the future of current boss Solskjaer.
The Norwegian refused to walk away after the latest humiliation, vowing to continue in his job.
SunSport revealed Fergie, 79, was at United’s Carrington HQ yesterday and has held talks regarding Solskjaer’s position with fellow club chiefs.
Fergie was among a group of leading figures who discussed how to sort out the mess at Old Trafford.
Group managing director Richard Arnold, who is expected to replace executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, spoke with Ferguson and director David Gill.
Arnold is understood to have spoken to both Ferguson and former chief executive Gill earlier in the day on the subject of the manager’s position.
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Fergie and ex-chairman Martin Edwards were seen heading to the training ground later on but that was understood to be for a pre-arranged appointment over sponsorship.
Now PA are reporting that Fergie’s visit to Carrington was because he was being fitted for a new club suit, along with other club officials.
They state the appointment had been planned for ‘some time’ and that the iconic Scotsman never saw Solskjaer or any players while there.
It is understood Solskjaer will remain in the job this week — but another damaging defeat by Tottenham on Saturday could change that.
SunSport revealed this week that a leading agent has already been contacted to sound out possible replacements, with Zinedine Zidane, Antonio Conte, Brendan Rodgers and Erik ten Hag on the shortlist.
Arnold is on a mission to discover what has gone wrong on the pitch after starting to take on some of Woodward’s responsibilities.
SunSport understands he has cleared his diary to get to the bottom of the disastrous slide in the club’s fortunes and report back to the Glazer owners.
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