See Sir Alex Ferguson at the Oscars, chatting about films and cracking jokes with a reporter on the red carpet in Los Angeles and Eamonn Holmes who was back in the Sky News studio.
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When asked what brought the smartly attired former Manchester United manager to the 86th Academy Awards ceremony, Ferguson chuckled as he replied:
I’m retired, I’ve got nothing to do!
Sir Alex is also said to have attended a party for British Oscar nominees held by the British Consul-General Chris O’Connor, where he reportedly told attendees he thought Manchester United would “be OK” and that Moyes “needs time”.
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Oscars: Sir Alex Ferguson tells British nominees ‘Man Utd will be OK’
Sir Alex Ferguson, who will attend tonight’s Academy Awards in LA, stole the show at a party thrown by the British Consul-General
Sir Alex Ferguson stole the show at a Los Angeles party for British Oscar nominees. The former Manchester United manager was the surprise guest at a party at the home of the British Consul-General Chris O’Connor, where he mingled with 26 British Oscar nominees and posed for photographs with partygoers.
Relaxing in the Consul-General’s living room, he spoke for the first time of Manchester United’s poor season and predicted better things to come. “They’ll be all right,” he said. “It’s early days and there’ve been a lot of changes.” And David Moyes? “He needs time. I was there for 27 years so with a new manager, it takes time. But they’ll be OK.”
Sir Alex, whose favourite film is The Godfather, was in Hollywood to attend the Oscars and the legendary Vanity Fair party afterwards as the guest of a friend. “I’m here for the big show,” he said.
The rain-lashed party was held in the Consul-General’s garden in the Hancock Park area of the city under a massive tent, hurriedly erected as the worst storm in three years hit Los Angeles.