The Old Trafford legend may no longer be in charge of the Red Devils, but this is not to say he has stopped paying close attention to goings on at the club. His most recent comments regard the future of striker Javier Hernandez; a player he brought to the club back in 2010.
The Mexico international joined Spanish giants Real Madrid on transfer deadline day, following Radamel Falcao's arrival from Monaco. After several seasons watching the action from the sidelines, the time seemed right for him to follow the next chapter in his career, with La Liga his chosen destination.
Hernandez is a truly outstanding player when played regularly, but he hasn't been afforded the opportunity to do so in recent seasons. He is a goal poacher by trade, and his former manager believes he is destined to thrive whilst playing in the Spanish top flight.
Ferguson said, report Talksport, "Hernandez will do well in Madrid... I am sure he will score many goals. He concentrates hard and his dream has always been to play for Real."
Even in his earlier United days he experienced a distinct lack of game time, yet he still contributed a minimum of ten league goals each term. He amassed 20 goals in his first season at Old Trafford, before enduring a few tricky campaigns, with particular reference to the brief reign of David Moyes.
Only time will tell if his move to Madrid pays off, ultimately it'll come down the game time that he does, or perhaps does not, receive. One thing's for sure, Fergie certainly has faith in him to succeed with the Galacticos.