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Solskjaer said he had not spoken to Sir Alex Ferguson since taking over at Cardiff City

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Some have claimed the former manager's presence has acted as a distraction this season

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Blaming Sir Alex Ferguson presence for Manchester United problems is a 'pathetic excuse', says Bryan Robson

The former manager has been a regular onlooker during David Moyes' difficult start to life at Old Trafford

Sir Alex Ferguson looks less than impressed during Manchester United's League Cup defeat to Sunderland
Sir Alex Ferguson looks less than impressed during Manchester United's League Cup defeat to Sunderland

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Samuel Eto'o takes the ball past Phil Jones

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Paul Pogba was given only 67 minutes of Premier League action by Sir Alex Ferguson

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Juventus midfielder rejects potential move due to bitterness at treatment by Sir Alex Ferguson

Transfer news: Manchester United set to miss out on Benfica's Ezequiel Garay

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