Ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over at Manchester United there's been talks of Sir Alex Ferguson's involvement in the club but according to reports the legendary manager isn't happy with his role.
There's been many brilliant conspiracy theories in football over the years but perhaps the best one was the suggestion, during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's initial successful run as Manchester United, that Sir Alex Ferguson was actually managing his former side.
Fergie retired in 2013 and reportedly helped make the decision to hire David Moyes as his replacement and implored the fans to 'stand by our new manager,' and has regularly been seen at Old Trafford watching games since.
The initial success of Solskjaer, after he took over from Jose Mourinho in December, led many to think that the Scotsman was helping his former striker in the new role.
Those rumours quietened after things went sour following the Champions League comeback against PSG and Solskjaer was appointed permanent manager.
Ed Woodward's decision to make the Norwegian the boss on a permanent basis has apparently upset Fergie. According to the Daily Mail the 77 year old is feeling cut off from the club and disappointed that his opinion isn't sought, with a source saying:
"Sir Alex feels conflicted. He can see the irony that he still spends time thinking about United when he's retired. But he loves the club and does feel a bit hurt that his opinion is never sought.
"He knows he's not in charge any more but it would still be nice for him to be asked."
Ferguson talking to former players Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Gary Neville. Image: PA Images
Fergie reportedly wanted the club to go for the best man available when they were appointing a new manager and believed that to be Mauricio Pochettino.
Since leaving the club the 13 time Premier League winner has also apparently been left upset at the idea that he left the club with a poor squad, that Wilfried Zaha, his final signing, was discarded so quickly and that the club handed Wayne Rooney a new deal when he was ready to sell the striker.
Fergie waves goodbye after his final game in charge. Image: PA Images
The Glaswegian never wanted to be a back seat driver at the club, having seen what happened at the club in the post Matt Busby era, but would like to have been asked for his opinion on certain things.
It seems odd that a club that has been desperate to tap into the spirit of 99' since Solskjaer's appointment hasn't spoken to the man that made it all possible.
Should Fergie be more involved at Old Trafford?