Sir Alex Ferguson gets Manchester United snub

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Manchester United are unlikely to consult Sir Alex Ferguson over the appointment of a new manager at Old Trafford following the dismissal of David Moyes.

Ferguson, who walked away from United after 26 years at the end of last season, advised the Glazer family to appoint Moyes 11 months ago. However, the former Everton boss was sacked this morning after a disastrous debut campaign in charge of the Red Devils, who have appointed Ryan Giggs as their interim manager until the end of the season.

Ferguson will have little or no say on who becomes the next permanent manager of Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail, despite the fact he won 38 trophies in 26 seasons with the reigning Premier League champions and subsequently cemented his status as the most successful British manager of all time as a result.

The 72-year-old defended Moyes earlier this season, insisting his fellow Scot would grow into the role, but it's unclear whether his faith in the ex-Toffees boss had diminished over recent months.

United have suffered their worst campaign of the Premier League era, and have missed out on a place in the Champions League group stages for the first time in 18 years.

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal is currently the overwhelming favourite to succeed Moyes at Old Trafford, while Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp has ruled himself out of contention.

It's also believed that Manchester United have contacted Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who was overlooked by the Red Devils at the end of last season.

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