PEP TALK: Alex Ferguson. Photo: PETER POWELL/EPA

Legendary Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson left his skel hairdryer at home when he was reportedly roped in by caretaker coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to lift his team with some team talks.

A source inside the club revealed to The Sun that the retired Scot came to the training and gave a more gentle talk to rouse the current players.

The club insider says: “He [Ferguson] told the lads that this group will make United dominant and successful again.

“He said that he believes in them and he wants them to enjoy themselves and to fight hard for each other and leave everything on the pitch.

“The players want to repay Sir Alex for his support and kind words and are determined to win something for him and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season.”

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