The Portuguese was overlooked for the job following Ferguson's retirement three years ago
The Scot believes that Mourinho was right to go with 'his own man' at Old Trafford
Ferguson praised Messi's ability but claimed that Ronaldo is better because he 'could play for Stockport County and score a hat-trick'
Portuguese midfielder, 18, has been superb for Benfica this season.
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Sir Alex Ferguson was also at the game.
Over the years Ferguson and Mourinho have become close friends
Former Manchester United boss was in the crowd at the Etihad
It verged on grief tourism, but Beckham's homage to the game was beautiful
Stoke is the last place to go with players who would rather be elsewhere – it is a far cry from Ferguson’s title-winners
United are determined to give Van Gaal every chance to succeed
'That is an absolutely unbelievable team we’ve picked… and me'
However he has since spoken with the former Manchester United manager
Gary Neville just the latest in a long line production line of former Ferguson players to become a manager
Neville played his entire career under Ferguson's management
Former Manchester United captain was more interested in winning than playing nice football