The Telegraph have stated that the legendary former manager is set to be consulted, with Carlo Ancelotti at the top of the Old Trafford club’s list.
Potential replacements for David Moyes are being coined ten a penny in the media following the Scot’s dismissal yesterday, while some high-profile managers have ruled themselves out of the running.
There has been a feeling in some quarters that Sir Alex Ferguson must harbour a portion of the blame for Moyes’ appointment, having endorsed his countryman to the club.
However, if a report in The Telegraph is to be believed, Ferguson will again be approached by the club’s power brokers and asked his opinion on who the next Red Devils’ boss should be.
The article also claims that Real Madrid boss and former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is high up in the Old Trafford side’s preferences.
The Italian ruled himself out of the running yesterday along with Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp - but his position is nowhere near as secure as the other pair.
Madrid are still in the running to record a momentous treble having won the Copa del Rey last week, but could also end up second best in La Liga and the Champions League.
With little margin for error at the Santiago Bernabeu, Ancelotti will be expected to deliver the all-illusive Decima this term and if he does not his position could well be considered.
Even if Ancelotti is not sacked, the report claims that United will be determined in pursuing the best possible target to replace Moyes this summer.
The Telegraph also state that United are considering Louis van Gaal and Diego Simeone as alternatives.