Laurent Blanc puts his hand up to succeed Sir Alex

Now here’s a man who would be welcomed back with open arms at Manchester United in some capacity. Laurent Blanc was all class and elegance on the field during his 20 year playing career which ended at Old Trafford in 2003. Sir Alex Ferguson had brought him in at the age of 35 two years earlier as a stop gap replacement for Jaap Stam and hung up his boots after making a total of 75 appearances for the club.