Sir Alex Ferguson’s little visit to the Manchester United training grounds ahead of the Tottenham Hotspur weekend clash raised quite a few eyebrows.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer held a final session with the players before leaving for the Sunday fixture at Wembley. Ferguson was noticed being driven into Carrington and reportedly even spoke to the players.
However, the 77-year-old was primarily there to meet with former United player, Guiseppe Rossi. The latter has been out of professional football after his final contract with Genoa and is currently coaching at Carrington to start a career just like many other ex-United players.
Ferguson, who has been handed more important responsibilities after Jose Mourinho’s sacking including the hiring of personnel simply was there to oversee Rossi’s progress. The 31-year-old striker started out in the Red Devils youth ranks but could never really break into the senior squad. He did find success in the Serie A and the La Liga making 30 caps for Italy until injuries derailed his playing career.
Ferguson is said to be fond of the Italian forward. Solskjaer even invited the former boss to address the players ahead of their crucial tie against Tottenham.
The Scotsman charged up the players by praising their talents and their ability to dominate the opposition. The report claims that the United squad were swayed by Ferguson’s words and even promised to win silverware in the near future.
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