Former Manchester Evening News correspondent, David Meek, claims Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure from Manchester United arouses the question as to whether it was 100% his decision.
The journalist, who has worked with the Scotsman for many years, has said that there is a possibility that the 71-year-old was nudged out of Old Trafford by the board.
Meek told Richard Keys and Andy Gray live on talkSPORT: “There is a scenario that he was going to blissfully carry on for at least another season. But there was a meeting with the Glazers, and soon after, he’d decided to quit.
I don’t think it would have been made forcefully, if he felt that the owners no longer had 100% confidence in him then I don’t think he would have hesitated.”
I recall him saying that he would fight on as long as his health allows him, so maybe he’s assessed himself and decided it’s now time to call it a day.
But surely he wanted to stay on and have one last shot at Champions League glory?
He’s hinted at a ‘marquee signing’ for the upcoming transfer window, and my guess is that it’s to be Cristiano Ronaldo. But without Sir Alex, who is like a father to Ronaldo, he may now stick with Madrid.
Perhaps the full story about Ferguson’s sudden retirement will emerge in the coming days.