According to the UK Sun, Ferguson brokered the deal for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, to make a sensational return as interim boss.
The Scot also pulled the strings behind the scenes, for the return of his former assistant Mike Phelan, 56, as Solskjaer’s No 2.
Woodward was desperate to get it right following the failures of David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Mourinho.
So he turned to Ferguson, who has been a club director since retiring in 2013, as he prepared to sack Mourinho in the wake of the 3-1 loss at Liverpool.
And he made sure that Solskjaer was ready to arrive on a six month loan from Norwegian club Molde, while Phelan was drafted in from Australian side Central Coast Mariners. SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇