The legendary Old Trafford boss has given his backing for Ryan Giggs to assume the position on a permanent basis.
Following the dismissal of David Moyes, Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he thinks Ryan Giggs should be his permanent successor.
The legendary Old Trafford midfielder has taken over on an interim basis, with big names such as Louis van Gaal being linked with the role this summer.
However, the Scot has thrown his support behind Giggs being offered the job on a full-time basis.
"I think that he [Giggs] is the one man they should go to, really," Ferguson said at a fundraising dinner in Manchester this week, published in The Guardian.
"He's got 20-odd years of experience at Manchester United. I signed him as a kid at 13 years of age. He's gone through the gamut of emotions at the club – he's experienced all the highs and lows.
“He knows exactly what's needed to be a Manchester United player and I was so pleased he brought Paul Scholes back in, and Nicky Butt of course – two great professionals.
"They understand the club, they are hard workers, they are straight as a die. So you have got the right combinations there, there's no doubt about that."
Whether the United power brokers believe Giggs is too much of a risk remains to be seen – as someone like Van Gaal would be a more sensible choice given his substantial track record.
Ferguson was the man that brought Moyes to Old Trafford and as such there is rumblings in the press that the Scot will not have as much of a say in the next boss’ selection.