In one of the most exciting seasons in years, this could be the most interesting development yet. Amid Louis van Gaal's struggles over the last few months, there is a report in today's Sunday People that if the Dutchman is sacked, Alex Ferguson would be willing to return to the club and assist Ryan Giggs until the end of the season.
The report says that although Ferguson doesn't want to manage the club again he 'would be prepared to take a hands on role behind the scenes.'
United fans would probably be delighted that their legendary coach was making a comeback of sorts, but history hasn't been particularly kind to managers who come back to big clubs for a second spell (Jose Mourinho, Kevin Keegan).
But in the event that Giggs does replace van Gaal, the presence of Ferguson as a mentor/advisor would go a long way towards satiating the fans, many of whom are unsure about the Welshman taking over the club given Pep Guardiola's availability.
It would be handy enough for Ferguson travel-wise, as he attends almost every single Manchester United game as it is. TV directors have perfected the timing of cutting to him whenever his successors have struggled much like how opportunistic cameramen focused on Ronan O'Gara whenever Johnny Sexton missed a kick in the infancy of his international career.
Manchester United travel to Liverpool this afternoon in a critical clash and should the visitors lose yet again, we might get to see how much truth is in this report very soon.