Sir Alex Ferguson could potentially return to Manchester United if Louis van Gaal is sacked, in order to lend a helping hand to Ryan Giggs, according to the Sunday People.
The role wouldn't be a return to the dug-out, however the veteran boss is reportedly willing to help out his former player in some capacity if needed.
There doesn't appear to be much chance of Van Gaal being sacked any time soon, however if results take a turn for the worse once again, that could change. The Dutch boss oversaw the worst run of December results in the club's history and their exit from the Champions League group stages - as well as their drop out of the top four.
Today's game against Liverpool could be crucial for Van Gaal - a loss against the Red Devils' fiercest rivals would once more heap the pressure on him and prompt questions over his future.
Ferguson, who left the game having won 13 Premier League titles in 2013, is now 74-years-old and is not willing to step back on to the touchline in order to rescue his former club. However the People say that Giggs, who is currently Van Gaal's assistant, is in line to take over and Ferguson would take a 'hands on' role in order to help out.
Manchester United are currently down in sixth place and are five points adrift of Tottenham, who occupy the fourth and final Champions League qualification spot, with a game in hand.
The game against Liverpool could be crucial in Van Gaal's future as he looks for just his third win in his last 11 games.
Ferguson has not been involved in any major club decisions since he helped out with the disastrous appointment of David Moyes, however the removal of Van Gaal would change that once more, especially if Giggs is made his successor for the remainder of the season and beyond.