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Mike Phelan, Sir Alex Ferguson and a balloon... Is this the dugout presence Neil Adams is after?

PUBLISHED: 13:51 20 November 2014 | UPDATED: 14:02 20 November 2014

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson (centre) stands on the touchline with his then assistant Mike Phelan (left) and First Team Coach Rene Meulensteen (right)

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson (centre) stands on the touchline with his then assistant Mike Phelan (left) and First Team Coach Rene Meulensteen (right)

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It’s possibly one of the funniest off-the-field moments in football history - and today thanks to the latest appointment at Norwich City we have the pleasure of bringing it to you.

As Mike Phelan is named as the new coach for the Canaries we can reveal the time he put the fear of God into the otherwise fearless former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Click on the video to see how the 52-year-old, then former assistant manager to the fiery Scot at Manchester Unitedmade Sir Alex jump out of his skin.

For the full story about Phelan’s appointment click here

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