SIR ALEX FERGUSON may have been retired nearly seven years, but the Scot clearly still lives and breathes Manchester United.
The 78-year-old couldn’t help but beam from ear-to-ear as he celebrated the Red Devils’ stunning 2-0 victory over rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Sir Alex, the man who once dismissed City as his side’s “noisy neighbours”, has had to endure a period of dominance from the blue side of Manchester.
But the city was well and truly painted red at the weekend, when Ferguson’s once trusty super-sub Ole Gunnar Solskjaer masterminded derby day delight from the Old Trafford touchline.
Anthony Martial gave United the lead in the lead on the half hour, when he volleyed Bruno Fernandes’ sumptuous clipped free-kick through Ederson’s grip.
And the victory was sealed deep in stoppage time when the Brazilian’s errant bowl-out was superbly curled home by substitute Scott McTominay from range.
Old Trafford was rocking, with Ferguson no exception.
And Manchester United fans online couldn’t help but gush over the heartwarming images of their legendary former manager looking so happy in the stands.
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One wrote: “This is why I love this game. As long as Sir Alex is smiling, we’re all smiling.”
While another posted: “seeing him smile never fails to make my day”.
“Sir Alex looking down on Solskjaer like a proud dad,” another delighted fan commented.
And another supporter was heartened by Ferguson’s recovery from his brain haemorrhage suffered in 2018.
They said: “Was delighted to see this. My partner suffered the same brain injury as him this January [subarachnoid haemorrhage]. For both of us seeing him looking so well today was huge. And my partner’s not a Red!”
The win took United two points clear of sixth-placed Wolves, and kept them within three points of Chelsea – occupants of the final direct Champions League place.