When asked what advice he would give Marcus, who was coming through the youth ranks during the Scot’s time at the Old Trafford helm, Sir Alex replied:
“I think he should be giving me some advice because what he’s doing at 23 years of age, is fantastic for a young person.
“I’ve no need to tell Marcus because I think there’s humility in the way he lives his life, his feet are on the ground. These are great qualities to carry you through life, there’s no question about that.
“And the football hasn’t changed him. There’s a danger in football that it can change people. Money can change people. Stardom can change people. Getting to a position in life sometimes can be a problem because not everyone can carry success but, at the moment, Marcus is doing that very, very well.”
The full interview is available to read in The Times.