Ferguson’s master plan to copy Bayern Munich coming together at United

by Sam Peoples

Bryan Robson has admitted that Sir Alex Ferguson used Bayern Munich’s blueprint to build a lasting legacy at Manchester United.

The likes of Karl Heinze Rummenigge and Franz Beckenbauer now hold high positions in the Bavarian club and having ex-players involved with the club after playing is something that Ferguson was keen to implement at Old Trafford.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Robson said: “About 12 or 15 years ago, something like that, Sir Alex looked at Bayern Munich and thought it was great they always had somebody involved – the experience from top international players – that bind a football club in whatever area.

“Obviously David Moyes thinks that is a very important role as well because on day one he brought in Phil and Ryan and I think that is good for the club.”

Previously, Ole Gunnar Soslkjaer managed the Reserves and now that the likes of Butt, Giggs and Neville are involved in the running of United, it is a plan that has come to fruition.

There is no better way for the future United youngsters to learn than from the previous generation that have had so much success at the club and teaching from within is something I’m extremely happy to see.

With Scholes, Ferdinand and Gary Neville all touted as potential United coaches in the future, there are more players ready to get involved too and having that sort of experience is something that would no doubt help shape the future generations of United players.

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