The 40-year-old is is currently a pundit for BT Sport, and hasn’t been afraid of criticising the club in this position. Despite this, the Red Devils want him to help their Under 19s side in the UEFA Youth League this season. The former midfielder would be able to combine this role with his media position.
If he agrees to join, the ex-England international would join old teammates Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt at the club. He was last involved with United during David Moyes’ ill-fated tenure at Old Trafford, but this hasn’t put off the Scot’s successor Louis van Gaal.
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Meanwhile, the first team have bigger things to worry about, with a loss to Swansea City before the international break exposing their flaws. Captain Wayne Rooney looks like he needs more support up front, and their goalkeeping situation needs to be resolved quickly. With David De Gea now stuck at the club until at least January, it could be that the latter is possible almost immediately.