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Fergie rules out return

Sir Alex Ferguson says he has no intention of returning to manage Manchester United, despite David Moyes’ early troubles at Old Trafford.

Ferguson left the role after 26 years in charge in May, going out in suitable style by guiding United to their 20th league title, a triumph that saw them move clear of Liverpool’s tally of 19.

Moyes was handpicked as his successor, following the 50-year-old’s glorious spell at Everton, in which he transformed them from relegation candidates to a team capable of challenging for the European places on an annual basis.

However, doubts were cast almost immediately by the sports betting press, over his ability to succeed in the job. The star names that the fans craved did not materialise, with his old Toffees prodigy, Marouane Fellaini, the only real big signing to arrive at the club.

Results on the pitch have not exactly helped his cause either, with the crushing 4-1 league defeat to Manchester City being followed by a shock 2-1 loss at home to West Brom on Saturday.

Despite it still being extremely early days, the Scot’s position at the club is already being questioned, with some betting fans hoping that Sir Alex may be asked to come out retirement if the side continue to struggle.

The 71-year-old says this certainly will not be the case, as he believes he left the club at the perfect time and has backed Moyes to turn things around.

“I’m not interested in managing again or getting myself worked up about Manchester United’s results,” he told PBS. “United are in good hands with David Moyes. He will be fine. He’s a good manager.

“You would be throwing your money down the drain if you put any money on me coming back as a manager. I made my decision. The timing was perfect. There is no way back for me now. I’ve got a new life.”

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