Sir Alex Ferguson travels with Man Utd squad to Europa League final

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Sir Alex Ferguson has travelled with the Manchester United squad to their Europa League final against Villarreal on Wednesday evening.

The Scotsman, who managed United for over two decades, retired as the Premier League's most successful manager ever – with 13 triumphs – in 2013.

He has since been a regular fixture at Old Trafford, and he was regularly spotted in the United crowd before stadiums were forced to be closed due to the Coronavirus.

And now, the 79-year-old has flown to Gdansk with the Red Devils, and he will be staying in the same hotel as his former side.

"I wouldn’t expect him [Sir Alex Ferguson] to speak to us," Luke Shaw said in the United press conference.

"We see him in the hotel at the moment, but I think within the team we need to inspire ourselves to focus on what we need to do as a group.

"I’m sure we don’t need people to inspire us for the game tomorrow, as much as a legend he is.”

Ferguson was last seen at the Lowry in Manchester, where he reportedly delivered PSG a team talk ahead of their Champions League semi-final against Manchester City.

United head into the fixture with slim hopes that club captain Harry Maguire will be fit for the fixture.

However, despite his absence, the Red Devils have been made favourites for the clash, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping his former manager's presence will propel them to victory.

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  • Europa League
  • Sir Alex Ferguson
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