Sir Alex Ferguson and Erik ten Hag snapped having dinner ahead of massive week for United

Oh, to be a fly on the wall.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 22nd February 2023

Manchester United managers of past and present Sir Alex Ferguson and Erik ten Hag were pictured having dinner together ahead of a crucial few days for the club.

Snapped on Tuesday night, Sir Alex and ten Hag looked to be enjoying an intimate conversation over a meal and a glass of wine in Cibo, Wilmslow and, much to the delight, it just so happened to be right around the time Liverpool were being battered 5-2 by Real Madrid in the Champions League.

‘Dessert’, if you will.

With United set to face Barcelona in the decisive second leg of their Europa League tie on Thursday evening, not to mention the Carabao Cup final against Newcastle on Sunday, it’s safe to say they won’t have struggled for conversation topics.

With plenty of fans dying to know what the two discussed during the intimate meeting, social media has obviously lapped the picture up.


Moreover, being shared just hours before ten Hag was set to face the media ahead of the Barcelona game, reporters wasted no time in quizzing the Dutchman on what Sir Alex had to say.

Responding to what it’s like to have such clear support from the United and football legend, he said: “It is massive [to have his support]. I always enjoy speaking with people who have a lot of knowledge, a lot of experience. He wants to share it, he wants to help and support.


Oh, to be a fly on the wall.

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As you can see, as well as describing it as a “great night” and opportunity to sit down and absorb wisdom from one of the greatest football managers of all time, he went on to add that “you feel Manchester United is his club” and he “look[s] forward to the next night with him”.

As for his answers regarding the first of his two massive games ahead and the credit he’s received for the Reds’ rejuvenation thus far, “it’s not about credit, it’s about trophies. We have the opportunity but the first focus point is always the next game and in [the Europa League] we can’t win a trophy this week…


“Every day we want to give a better version of ourselves and when you face such big teams as Barcelona, you have to play your best… tomorrow we have to give our best performance of the season”.

Can they advance to the next round in Europe and pick up their first piece of silverware since 2017 in the next few days?

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Featured Image — Oliver Critchlow/Manchester United (via Twitter)