While Ferguson's role at the club will not be full time, he is still seen as a highly influential figure at Old Trafford and was reportedly pivotal in bringing both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and former assistant coach Mike Phelan back to the club. The contents of those conversations were, while quite juicy, all too predictable.
"We're not too focused on the other teams' scorelines at the moment".
"The one surprise I had was that the communication with the players wasn't as much as it could have been".
"Obviously it was disappointing for the manager to get sacked".
"I think that's the most hard thing for a player to work out, why you're not playing".
"It's about getting very player to the best, speaking to them, the training ground, philosophy, principles, how we want to play", said Solskjaer, who revealed he has been in touch with Ferguson in the past few days.
"In his two-and-a-half years he won trophies".
"Under any manager, or any circumstances, that's how Man United are expected to play", Shaw said. Towards the end, maybe the injury in 2003, I was making all the notes about what he did in certain situations and I've already been in touch with him - there's no one to get better advice from.
"We won trophies with Jose and I want to thank him for that". It's a tough thing to find out about yourself, everyone looks at you; the scrutiny, and I'm not afraid of that.