SIR ALEX FERGUSON gave a rousing speech to Manchester United stars, telling them: “You can make this club great again.”
The talk was the idea of interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who invited Fergie to the training ground over the festive period.
United have won their last five games and a source close to the club said: “He told the lads that this group will make
United dominant and successful again.
“He said that he believes in them and he wants them to enjoy themselves and to fight hard for each other and leave everything on the pitch.
“He also told them that the club is in good hands and he promised them that it will become bigger and better in the years to come and they will be part of this success.
“The players believe that there are some good times ahead.”
Fergie’s address added to the feel-good factor Solskjaer had already begun to instil at United after the dismal end to Jose Mourinho’s reign.
The 77-year-old former boss is offering Solskjaer counsel whenever he needs him.
And his speech is said to have made the hairs stand up on the back of the players’ necks.
The source added: “The players want to repay Sir Alex for his support and kind words and are determined to win something for him and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season.”
The Red Devils beat Reading 2-0 in the FA Cup third round on Saturday for Solskjaer’s fifth win from his first five games — matching a record set by Sir Matt Busby.
They are now in Dubai for a warm-weather camp ahead of Spurs on Sunday.
Solskjaer believes that match will give him a better idea of where this squad is at after victories over Cardiff, Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Newcastle and Reading.
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