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Alex Ferguson was not the biggest fan of hiring Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Sir Alex Ferguson has raised issues about Man Utd and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Manchester United face a potentially pivotal summer transfer window.

The Red Devils failed to qualify for the Champions League after a sixth-place finish in the Premier League and have a number of players reportedly close to leaving the club.

Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku are just some of the high-profile players linked with an exit.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's credentials as manager will be put to the test, with many questions being aimed at the Norwegian since becoming permanent boss.

And it seems Sir Alex Ferguson was not fully behind appointing his former player.

In fact, the Scotsman is not happy that his opinion is losing sway behind closed doors.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Ferguson is relying on scraps of information from his former assistant Mike Phelan.

He was actually keen on Mauricio Pochettino coming in as manager rather than appointing Solskjaer on a permanent basis.

"Sir Alex feels conflicted. He can see the irony that he still spends time thinking about United when he's retired. But he loves the club and does feel a bit hurt that his opinion is never sought," a source from the League Managers' Association said.

Ferguson talks with Solskjaer

"He knows he's not in charge any more but it would still be nice for him to be asked."

In contrast to past reports, Solskjaer rarely consults Ferguson and only pops in to say 'hello' on rare occasions.

Ferguson is reportedly very skeptical about the club's global scouting network, most notably the £52m signing of Fred.

He is also unhappy with the notion that he was responsible for leaving behind a poor squad after his retirement in 2013.

Ferguson back in 2013

Ferguson is said to be adamant that Wilfried Zaha should have been given a chance to spearhead the 'new generation' and that Wayne Rooney should have been sold far sooner, rather than handed a £70m new deal.

The Glaswegian is not happy with the way the club is being run and managed right now and most United fans would share his opinions.

But if Solskjaer can turn this mess around, he may just be the man to finally succeed Ferguson.

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