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Gordon Strachan has explained why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is always in constant communication with Sir Alex Ferguson.

Strachan spent three seasons at Old Trafford under Fergie and has said Solksjaer is always in touch with his former boss seeking advice on how to be Manchester United's manager off and on the pitch. He further claims that Ferguson himself was in constant talks with Sir Matt Busby when he was appointed the Red Devils boss.

“You’ll get caught up in it if you believe all these stats, but it’s the Emperor’s New Clothes. We know Ole is talking to Sir Alex and that’s good. He won’t be asking about tactics, he’ll be asking how he deals with being United manager on and off the park. When Alex first went to United, he had a similar set-up with Sir Matt Busby. Nothing technical, just how to deal with being the manager at that club. As a top manager, sometimes you can think you’re getting all the problems in the world and that it’s horrible." Strachan told The Daily Star.

Strachan explained the impact Solskjar as had in the club and says he is leading the club in a direction modern football would demand.

"I’ve heard Ole isn’t the world’s greatest coach but Sir Alex wasn’t the world’s greatest coach. He knew how to coach but for 25 years he didn’t do much coaching – he left that to others. He brought presence, discipline and footballing philosophy – things like passing the ball forward more – and that’s where modern football is at. “It’s a lot simpler than people are making out," he added.

Man United will face Watford in the next league match at Old Trafford on March 30th.

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