Alex Ferguson's new role at Manchester United after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's appointment

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign at Manchester United couldn’t have got off to a better start.

United’s new interim manager took his United side to Cardiff City and came away with a resounding 5-1 victory.

It was the first time the club had scored five goals in a Premier League game since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final game in charge - a 5-5 draw with West Brom.

While the Norwegian is just getting his feet under the table, there will also be a new role for the legendary Ferguson.

According to The Sun, “Ferguson is back in business and working as a consultant to restore Manchester United’s glory days.”

The report states that Ferguson played a role in Solskjaer’s appointment following Jose Mourinho’s sacking, while he also “pulled the strings” for Mike Phelan’s return.

A source told The Sun: “Once Woodward had talked to the Glazers and told them he wanted Jose out, he needed to be certain he could get the right kind of figure in for the short term at least.

“That’s where Fergie came in and he helped make sure the whole thing happened with Solskjaer and Phelan.”

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So, what exactly will Ferguson be doing?

Well, Solskjaer plans regular contact with the Scot - something Mourinho didn’t do.

However, this won’t be a full-time role as Ferguson recovers fully from his brain hemorrhage in the summer.

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Of course, United are also still seriously considering their very first director of football and that too could go to a former player.

Ex-goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has spoken out on the possibility of applying for the new role.

“I’m thinking about putting my name in there. Like every other footballer, I want to be involved again," Schmeichel admitted.

“I have this energy, I have education but I’ve not seen anything that’s really interesting to make the big change and then I see this big idea about director of football at Man United.

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“I’m considering if I have the qualities and will think about it over Christmas. If I do think yes, then I will throw my hat into the ring.

“Ole knows exactly what the club is. He’s a product of Sir Alex  and that’s something he can inject in the coming months.

“What’s really important is to get the Manchester United culture back, the Manchester United identity back.”

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