Sources close to Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson have “disclosed” his position on current manager Erik Ten Hag.

Ferguson remains a director on United’s board following his 26 year reign as the clubs’ manager in which he oversaw the Red Devils’ most successful period winning 38 trophies.

He left the club and retired in 2013 and in the decade that’s gone by United are yet to lift the Premier League title and experience prolonged success under a new manager.

However, could this be about to change under Ten Hag? Well Sir Alex himself is optimistic according to sources close to him.

As reported in the Mail Online, the 81-year-old is “enthused” by the Dutchman and has shown his support by recently becoming a regular attendee at United away games.

It appears he’s a big fan of the new boss and what better backing to have than from the clubs’ most successful manager.

Can Ten Hag take United back to the top?

The Red Devils have had a very good season so far and given a title push was mooted a few weeks ago fans can be more than happy with the progress of Ten Hag so far.

They remain the only top-flight team left in four different competitions and have a huge chance to claim their first trophy since 2017 when they face Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup final on February 26.

Ultimately though Ten Hag will be judged on his performances in the league.

It’s almost 10 years since United last lifted the title and after attempts from several different managers it’s now the Dutchman’s turn to show that he is capable of taking them there.

In many ways, it feels like it did when Ferguson first joined, the team have been declining and Ten Hag could be the man to take them back to the top.

He’s already setting records becoming the fastest United manager to achieve 20 wins (27 games), so he’s clearly heading in the right direction.

The potential for United to soon be under new ownership is also exciting fans. Could we be seeing the start of a dominant period once again?

Their rivals will have something to say about that but United are certainly moving in the right direction.