Inside Sir Alex Ferguson’s Pochettino meeting and what it means for Man Utd job

Current PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino has already made himself known to Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson, with the pair snapped enjoying a spot of lunch together in 2016.

And the five-year-old dinner picture could have ramifications on the next United manager.

The former Tottenham boss has been heavily tipped with a return to the Premier League to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the Old Trafford hot seat.

The Norwegian was given the chop after Man Utd's 4-1 loss to Watford on Saturday afternoon – a fourth league defeat in five matches.

Now eighth in the table, United were expected to challenge for the title this season after a heavy spree of summer spending.

Over £140m worth of talent was acquired through Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

But United are no closer to ending their eight-year wait for another Premier League crown; their last top-flight title came in 2013, under the stewardship of Sir Alex.

And the former United manager has already exhibited his influence within the club this campaign.

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Star signing Ronaldo made a last-minute u-turn from rivals Manchester City to rejoin United after a telephone call with his ex-gaffer.

Now, it's rumoured Ferguson could re-ignite his relationship with Pochettino to steer the Argentine in the direction of Old Trafford.

Pochettino has not remained coy on his appreciation for Sir Alex, and labelled his 2016 meeting as a lifelong dream when speaking to Sky Sports.

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He said: "For me, it was a dream come true.

"When I was young, when I started my career as a manager, he was always my inspiration, my reference and when you can share two hours with a person who, for me, was the greatest manager in the world, the history of football, you can only enjoy."

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