Last updated : 17 May 2007 By Editor

"Sir Alex said recently he'd like to give it another two years but I'd like to see him remain in charge for another five years.

"He's certainly not showing any signs of losing his drive, energy or enthusiasm and the dynamic way his team is playing is a great reflection of him and shows he's got a massive amount to offer.

"I've been delighted Sir Alex has maintained the club's attacking traditions. That's what it's all about. Ultimately, it will be down to him when he steps down but whoever takes over from him will have the hardest job in the world. It was the same when Sir Matt Busby retired.

"The manager seems to pull rabbits out of the hat. He's built four teams now and he's always said the young lads represent a bright future for Manchester United.

"For me, though, the secret of success - to put it in the nutshell - is that he's so hands-on. He's in his office at the training ground at seven o'clock every morning checking not on what's going on in the first team or the reserves but what's going on at the academy and the scouting situation."