David Moyes and Louis van Gaal were unable to emulate the retired Scottish manager, who won 13 Premier League titles at Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho is the latest man to take on the challenge of stepping out of Ferguson’s shadow at Old Trafford after his appointment in May 2016.
Here is a look at 10 of the most-exciting young players at Manchester United capable of restoring the Red Devils to the pinnacle of English football.
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Axel Tuanzebe (near right) went on tour with Manchester United under Jose Mourinho during their pre-season campaign in 2016.
The Congo defender is regarded as one of the best prospects in Manchester United’s Under-23 set-up.
Next up is another young defender.