Sir Alex Ferguson caused quite a stir when he made a surprise visit to ’s training ground on Saturday ahead of the side’s clash with Tottenham.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have already arrived in London ahead of Sunday’s huge match at Wembley, though they had one final session at Carrington in the morning following their week of warm-weather training in Dubai.

Ferguson attracted a lot of attention when he pulled up, though rather than checking up on Solskjaer and the current squad, report that the Scot was actually there to meet former charge Giuseppe Rossi.

The 31-year-old striker, who moved to United as a teenager, is without a club since leaving Genoa at the end of last season and is looking to begin a career in coaching.

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Like many former United players, Rossi was invited to coach at Carrington and Ferguson turned up on Saturday to meet the Italian and see how he has been getting on.

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Rossi moved to Old Trafford from Parma as a teenager though struggled to get in the first team, eventually joining Villarreal where he enjoyed several incredibly prolific seasons before getting injured.

Ferguson is believed to be playing a bigger role at United since Jose Mourinho’s departure and will have a big say in who is appointed the next permanent manager.

Solskjaer invited the Scot to address the squad in the build-up to Sunday’s clash with Tottenham, with Ferguson telling them that he believes they have the quality to dominate again.

The United squad were in awe of his speech and , while a victory over Spurs would see them take a huge step towards securing a top-four finish this season.

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