Peterborough United Director of Football Barry Fry has told Football FanCast that Manchester United’s owners must consult Sir Alex Ferguson over the appointment of a replacement for Ed Woodward.
The executive vice-chairman of the club resigned last week amid the fallout from the failed European Super League project.
United were one of six Premier League clubs, along with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, to attempt to breakaway from the Champions League, a plan that was met with almost universal derision.
United will need to appoint a replacement for Woodward, the man who has fronted up their transfer strategy in recent years, along with the commercial side of the game.
Fry counts himself as a United fan and he believes that Ferguson should be involved in the decision-making process to ensure that the right man is appointed.
Of course, the Scot managed United for 26 years and won an untold amount of trophies, including two Champions League titles and no fewer than 13 Premier League trophies.
Speaking to FFC, Fry said: “I think if I owned Manchester United, I’d be going to Sir Alex and saying, ‘what do you recommend?’
“Because as he proved for 26 years, with the amazing career he had there, there will never be anybody like that, winning so many trophies, he’s respected throughout the world and he knows everybody.
“I would definitely, if I was anything to do with Manchester United, be going and saying ‘what do you suggest?’