Sir Alex Ferguson backed to be more involved at Man Utd once Ed Woodward leaves

Sir Alex Ferguson has been backed to become more involved at Manchester United once Ed Woodward leaves his role as the club's vice-chairman at the start of February.

Woodward announced he would be departing once his contract expired back in April last year in the wake of the failed European Super League debacle.

It was announced earlier this week that he would be succeeded by current United director Richard Arnold.

Former United midfielder Bryan Robson has now tipped Arnold to take the opinions of legendary United boss Ferguson into account once he takes over from Woodward at the start of next month.

Speaking to United's website, Robson said: "I've travelled all round the world with Richard over the years and you can see how determined he is.

"His man management skills are great, and he’s been very successful for this football club since he took over on the commercial side.

"If you look at our transfers last summer and the money that we paid, a lot of that is down to the commercial aspects which Richard has brought into the club.

“But he knows that no matter how good you are commercially, the most important thing is getting it right on the pitch. I know Richard understands that and he’ll do his utmost to make it happen.

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"He knows it’s really important to win trophies, and I think what the club have done is put John Murtough and Darren Fletcher in place to bring players in and have an opinion on that.

"I’m sure that Richard, on certain football aspects, will ask people like David Gill and Sir Alex Ferguson for their opinion, because they’re passionate about the club.

"Richard is [also] passionate about the football club and the biggest thing I can say is I know he will want it to be successful. He’s really dedicated and hard-working, and I think it’s a great appointment."

Ferguson has been a board member at United since retiring as manager at the end of the 2012/13 season but was reportedly left out of the loop when Ralf Rangnick was appointed as interim manager in November.

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