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Sir Alex Ferguson returns to Old Trafford for the first time since the restart for Man Utd’s draw on Monday

Sir Alex Ferguson returns to Old Trafford for the first time since the restart to watch Manchester United’s draw with Southampton … but eagle-eyed fans are quick to point out that he wasn’t wearing his face mask properly

  • Sir Alex Ferguson made his first appearance at Old Trafford since its closure
  • The 78-year-old sat in the stands under ex-vice chairman Ed Woodward
  • Some social media fans saw Ferguson wearing his face mask incorrectly
  • The former manager of United saw the Red Devils draw 2-2 against Southampton

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson attended a game at Old Trafford for the first time since Monday night, but was spotted with his face mask at one point.

Ferguson, the 78-year-old who won 13 Premier League titles during an unprecedented 26 years of club success, sat in the stands under executive vice chairman Ed Woodward for the draw against Southampton.

Visitors grabbed a standstill – or Fergie time – equalizer courtesy of Michael Obafemi in a setback to United’s top-four hopes, but unrelated to the match, Ferguson carried his fans under his noses on social media fans.

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was at Old Trafford on Monday night

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was at Old Trafford on Monday night

The 78-year-old was pictured wearing his face mask incorrectly while watching the match

The 78-year-old was pictured wearing his face mask incorrectly while watching the match

The 78-year-old was pictured wearing his face mask incorrectly while watching the match

Ferguson seemingly knew about his mistake because he was later photographed with the face mask covering his nose.

Government advice states that people should cover their nose and mouth with their face masks during the coronavirus pandemic.

A fan on Twitter said, “You’d think he’d know how to wear a mask,” while another said the same way, “Don’t know how to wear a mask, right?”

Monday was the first time Ferguson attended a game at Old Trafford since the Premier League started again on June 17.

United previously played Sheffield United and Bournemouth at the Theater of Dreams after lockdown.

Ferguson was socially distributed in the stands under executive vice chairman Ed Woodward

Ferguson was socially distributed in the stands under executive vice chairman Ed Woodward

Ferguson was socially distributed in the stands under executive vice chairman Ed Woodward

But the ex-United boss was then seen with his mask over his nose for the rest

But the ex-United boss was then seen with his mask over his nose for the rest

But the ex-United boss was then seen with his mask over his nose for the rest

But their recent resurgence was halted, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side blew the chance to jump Chelsea to third place in the Premier League and stay fifth instead with three more games to play.

Stuart Armstrong opened the score to the visitors before two quick strikes by Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial turned the game upside down in United’s favor.

But Obafemi’s late equalizer is the first time United has lost points since their first game after the restart, against Tottenham on June 19.

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