Sir Alex Ferguson joins Manchester United squad for Europa League final

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Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has joined the Manchester United squad to the Europa League final against Villarreal in Gdansk.

United are one game away from securing the first piece of silverware of the Solskjaer era.

The squad departed for Wednesday’s game on Monday afternoon, and Ferguson joined the travelling party on the flight.

Ferguson the motivator

While Ferguson oversaw the most trophy-laden spell in the club’s history, Solskjaer played his part on the field under the Scot.

Solskjaer’s most famous moment came at Barcelona’s Camp Nou in 1999.

United scored twice in injury time to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the Champions League final – with the Norwegian netting the winner.

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It is Solskjaer’s team now, but Ferguson carries gravitas.

He will provide moral support and words of wisdom if required.

However, there are doubts about the fitness of key defender Harry Maguire on account of injury.

But he was on the flight along the with rest of the United squad.

Solskjaer has taken 26 players with him.

Anthony Martial has returned to training, but he has not travelled with the squad.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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