Man Utd boss edging closer to retirement

Sir Alex will celebrate his 67th birthday on New Year’s eve.

Bobby Robson was sacked at Newcastle at the age of 71.

“I won’t be doing a Bobby Robson and be a manager when I am 70,” he told the Mail on Sunday.

“It is just knowing when to quit.

“Football is like a drug which is difficult to give up.

“My appetite and enthusiasm are as strong as ever. I love watching Manchester United. We have some terrific players who are only going to get better.”

Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho has been touted as a possible replacement for Ferguson.