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Sir Alex spotted at Lowry Hotel with PSG chief ahead of Man City semi-final

Sir Alex Ferguson has been spotted at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester – where PSG are staying – ahead of their Champions League clash with Manchester City this evening.

It is believed that the former Manchester United boss was there to see PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, his close friend.

The pair were two of the leading voices in opposition to the proposed European Super League last month.

PSG face an uphill task tonight as they enter the semi-final clash 2-1 down on aggregate after coming up short last week in Paris, and it appears they're pulling out all their tricks to try and turn it around tonight.

Ferguson is no stranger to dramatic Champions League comebacks, and he masterminded the 1999 final – where United scored twice in stoppage time to complete the treble.

However, with star-striker Kylian Mbappe, a doubt for tonight's fixture, PSG will need a performance akin to Fergie's United should they want to progress.

Ferguson, who entered the Lowry with a United face mask, has also struck up a post-retirement relationship with the Parisians boss Mauricio Pochettino.

And Fergie was reportedly 'left saddened' that Poch was overlooked for the vacant role at United – which went to his former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – in 2019.

The Scot spent around an hour and a half in the building – where only PSG are staying, according to the MEN – before leaving.

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