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Sir Alex Ferguson at 2014 Oscars: 'I'm Retired, I've Nothing to Do'

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterMarch 3, 2014

The Oscars awards ceremony in Los Angeles brings together the great and good of world cinema—and now, for some reason, Sir Alex Ferguson.

The former Manchester United manager was in town for the 2014 ceremony and when asked by Sky News on the red carpet why he was there, the 72-year-old joked: "I'm retired, I've nothing to do!"

That said, some fans might feel there's a job to be done back in Manchester as United struggle under new manager David Moyes.

Ferguson, speaking at a party held by the British Consul-General in the hours before the Academy Awards, said that was not the case.

As the Daily Telegraph reported his quotes:

They'll be all right. It's early days and there've been a lot of changes. [Moyes] needs time. I was there for 27 years so with a new manager, it takes time. But they'll be OK.

United had a weekend off because they were originally slated to play Manchester City in the league, but the fixture was rearranged for the League Cup final.

Their next game is on Saturday away to West Bromwich Albion, before hosting Liverpool in the Premier League and then Olympiakos in the Champions League, with qualification for the quarter-finals on the line.

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