Date: 22nd January 2006 at 1:23pm
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Chief executive David Gill has pushed aside all rumours and confirmed Sir Alex Ferguson will remain Red Devils manager ‘for many years to come’.

Ferguson’s 19-year reign at Old Trafford is set to continue and there is ‘no chance’ it will be brought to an end in the summer.

Only a kid compared to Sir Bobby Robson, Alex celebrated his 64th birthday on New Year’s Eve, and like the ex-England manager has never given any indication of a willingness to quit.

Ferguson will be around for a long time yet.

Gill: ‘Alex has the full support of everyone at the club. He has the energy, enthusiasm and appetite to ensure we get back up there challenging for the league.

‘I am not really interested in Sven’s opinion. He has no say in what we do.

‘Sir Alex has been the best Manchester United manager, if not the best manager in European football and we are looking forward. We have spent a significant sum of money in the January transfer window and we will spend again in the summer, so Sir Alex Ferguson will be here for many years to come.’