By Wayne Veysey

23rd Nov, 2021 | 8:00am

Sources: Sir Alex throws his weight behind Man United appointing Bruce in sensational move

Sir Alex Ferguson has thrown his weight behind the shock potential appointment of Steve Bruce as Man United interim manager, Football Insider has learned.

It emerged on Monday that the man recently sacked by Newcastle United is eager to take on the job at Old Trafford for the rest of the season.

A United source has told Football Insider that the possibility of Bruce making what would be an incredible return to management at the club where he spent the best years of his playing career “should not be ruled out”.

The 60-year-old has one influential supporter in the boardroom in the shape of Sir Alex.

The club’s legendary former manager is said to be pushing for Bruce behind the scenes.

He believes Bruce would provide a steady and experienced hand before making way for a permanent appointment next summer when the club’s leading targets are more likely to be available.

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Other interim options on United’s list including Laurent Blanc and Ralf Rangnick are currently in jobs.

Football Insider revealed on Monday that former United defender and ex-France and Paris Saint-Germain manager Blanc was being sounded out for the role.

Bruce would jump at a taking the United job even though the scars have barely healed from what was a traumatic final few months at Newcastle.

He has been pictured on holiday in Dubai with his family since his St James’ Park dismissal on 20 October.

Following his departure, Bruce told the Telegraph that the job had been “really tough” and it may prove to be his final one in management.

During a 23-year career in management that extends to 1000 matches, the former centre-back has also had extensive spells in charge of Aston Villa, Sunderland, Hull City and Birmingham City.

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