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Old Trafford legend to give interview to BBC, as he takes up role with Uefa

Sir Alex Ferguson has kept his council until now on the troubles plaguing Manchester United under their new manager David Moyes – but that is about to change.

David Bond, the BBC sports editor, has revealed on Twitter that he has completed an interview with Ferguson, who managed United for 26 years before retiring last May and handing over to former Everton manager Moyes.

Bond Tweeted: “Just filmed interview with Sir Alex Ferguson. He says United will back Moyes and the can still come back in 2nd half of season.”

It promises to be a fascinating watch. Until now, Ferguson has been seen rather than heard, regularly attending United’s home matches but declining to comment to the media as United have slipped out of the Premier League title race and the Capital One Cup.

Some United fans are desperate to see him return to the team who he guided to 13 Premier League titles, while others see his continued presence as a distraction for his successor.

His opinion, however, counts as one of the most reliable when it comes to Moyes’s future, and would go some way to quelling speculation over the safety of his job. Does Ferguson, like Jose Mourinho, Ferguson have some “inside information” over events at United?

Meanwhile, Ferguson is to head an elite coaches forum for Uefa, it was confirmed today.

The Scot was appointed coaching ambassador for the governing body for European football. He will lead the group, which meets annually, and take a role on a technical coaching panel.

The 72-year-old said: “It is an honour and a privilege to accept this role as ambassador for Uefa.”

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