Van Gaal has come under huge pressure at Man United following the 2-1 defeat against Norwich City last week, which means the team are now without a win in their last six games in all competitions.
The Daily Mirror claims that Ed Woodward, former chief executive David Gill and Ferguson held emergency talks over van Gaal’s position on Monday.
United owners Joel and Avram Glazer have left the final decision to Woodward but he is said to be relying on Gill and Ferguson for their ideas.
The duo are behind van Gaal for the moment but are aware that they may have to act quickly to land Jose Mourinho, who was sacked by Chelsea last week.
Ferguson’s opinion carries a lot of weight at Old Trafford but he reportedly played a huge part in the appointment of David Moyes in 2013 and we all know how that panned out. You get the sense that the next few weeks will be crucial for United if they are to be successful this season and beyond.