Sir Alex Ferguson’s presence at Manchester United makes sense as it will serve as a motivational boost for the squad, says Liam Rosenior
Interim manager Ole Gunnar Soleskjaer has reportedly invited his old boss back to United’s Aon Training Complex to meet the players.
And Rosenior, who played for the likes of Fulham and Brighton as a full-back, believes Soleskjaer has made a good call as United attempt to recapture the glory days of the Ferguson era.
“It is a unique situation but it is also a unique football club and an extraordinary man in Ferguson,” Rosenior told Sky Sports Debate.
“I think one of the problems for Manchester United over the last few years is that they’ve gone away from his ethos so much and I think the fact that Solskjaer has taken the job and Mike Phelan has gone back, who is not only an outstanding coach, he’s an outstanding man too and he stands for all the right values that Man Utd are built on over the last few decades.
“I think it makes complete sense. If I was in Solskjaer’s shoes, why wouldn’t you use probably the greatest manager of all time?
“It’s going to be interesting at the end of the season if the results do continue the way that they do, if they stick with him [Solskjaer] and try to get that Man Utd DNA and ethos back into the football club.
“For me, if you play for Manchester United and you step into that football club, you have to be aware of the history. You have to put on that shirt and be proud to wear that shirt and know what it represents. I think it is the biggest football club in the world because of the history and tradition and a huge part of that is Ferguson.
“Why not use that as a motivational tool to say ‘this is what you’re representing’. Every football club has its own personality and I think they’re just getting that back. It’s going to be fantastic to see on Sunday how they do away at Tottenham.”