Man Utd fans fall in love with Fergie again as he returns to Old Trafford

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    Manchester United fans have fallen in love with Sir Alex Ferguson all over again after he was seen checking his watch at Old Trafford.

    The iconic former Premier League boss, who won 13 top-flight titles during his time in the Old Trafford dugout, was back to witness their victory over Wolves on the opening day of the season.

    The 81-year-old Scot of course got a huge reception from home fans as he walked across the side of the pitch before the fixture, with fans picking up on him checking the time on social media.

    One fan said: "I bet the touchline made him look at his watch. Fergie time as always." A second added: "He’s still looking at the watch. Fergie time."

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    A third posted: "Fergie looking at his watch on the touchline will never get old." A fourth said: "Watching him look at his watch at the OT dugout hits different."

    A fifth added: "The famous watch. Fergie time." A sixth concluded: "He's still got that habit of looking at watching his watch frequently. Fergie time."

    Ferguson was known for prompting officials to make sure the allotted time was seen out in full when United were trailing during his tenure – and not shy to point out when the game should be finishing if they were winning.

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    It became known as Fergie Time to rival clubs who thought his stature might have an influence, with a look at his watch on Monday giving Red Devil supporters warm memories.

    United won the fixture 1-0 thanks to Raphael Varane but rode their luck as Andre Onana somehow escaped giving away a second-half penalty. The debutant slammed into Sasa Kalajdzic while nowhere near the ball, with Gary O'Neil saying he later spoke to elite referees manager Jon Moss.

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    "Jon Moss said it was a blatant penalty and should have been given – fair play to him, he apologised," said O'Neil.

    "I have spent a lot of time with him today to understand the new guidelines, trying not to get myself booked in the first game, which I have failed in.

    "But fair play to Jon for coming out and saying it was a clear and obvious error – he couldn't believe the on-field referee didn't give it and can't believe VAR didn't intervene.

    "It probably made me feel worse, actually, because you know you are right. I feel worse about leaving with nothing. Live, I was told they didn't think it was a clear and obvious error."

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