By Paul Robinson

2nd Aug, 2022 | 5:00pm

Pundit salutes 'very clever' Man United move after Sir Alex Ferguson reveal

Paul Robinson has backed Man United chief executive Richard Arnold’s decision to create a think tank involving the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson and former CEO David Gill.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one said it would be “narrow minded” not to listen to the opinion of club greats.

According to the Daily Mail‘s Chris Wheeler (29 July), Arnold has set up a think tank involving Ferguson, David Gill, Bryan Robson and John Murtough.

Arnold plans to draw on the individuals’ experience and expertise for the Red Devils.

The change will see Ferguson have increased influence at Old Trafford.

He stepped down as manager almost a decade ago.

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When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on the situation, Robinson said: “There is two ways to look at this.

“It is a very clever move to lean on the expertise and knowledge of people that have had huge success at Manchester United.

“Why would you not seek their council? Everybody knows the club and has had success at the club.

“The other train of thought is, United need to cut their ties with the past. Times have changed and it is time to move on.

“In my opinion, why would you not ask these figures for their input though? If they are willing to share their knowledge it is worth listening to, even if you don’t follow it. It can only help.

“You would have to be very narrow minded not to listen to people opinions. It is not about allowing them to make decisions. It is about learning from other people’s opinions and then making calculate decisions.”

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