It has been confirmed that Sir Alex Ferguson will play a role in selecting David Moyes’s replacement as Manchester United manager. Moyes, hand-picked for the job by Ferguson last summer, was sacked by Manchester United yesterday after only ten months in the job.

A Manchester United spokesperson said “The appointment of David Moyes did not work out as we hoped. However, we have full confidence that Sir Alex will not make the same mistake again, and will ensure that this club has a world class manager to ensure continued success going forward.”

An hour ago, Sir Alex released his short-list of candidates, who will be interviewed by the Manchester United board later this week. They are:

1. Frankie Boyle

2. Billy Connolly.

3. Wee Jimmy Krankie