The manager of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, might have to miss some games at the start of the next season as he is expected to go through a hip operation when the Red Devils come back to England after their pre season tours.

The Manchester United team will come back at the end of July which means that there will not be enough time left for Ferguson to go through the operation and then, recover to comeback at the start of the season. So, it’s likely that he will miss a few games.

The Manchester United team will visit Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand to play the pre season games and Ferguson will be with the team on those tours.

The Red Devils are scheduled to return to UK on 30th of July. Thereafter, on 11th of August, they will take on either Wigan Athletic or Manchester City in the Community Shield match.

Sir Alex Ferguson has so far missed just three matches since he has taken over as the manager of Manchester United.
The first game that he missed as United manager was the match against Middlesbrough in 1998. He had to go to a funeral and that’s the reason why he missed that match. His team was defeated by 2-3 in the match.

A couple of years after that, he missed a match against Manchester City because he had to attend the marriage ceremony of his son Mark. However, his team managed to win that match by 1-0.

Then, in 2010, he missed a League Cup match against Scunthorpe because he was out of England for some reason.
Ferguson has managed Manchester United in a total of 1,497 games. He has been the United boss since November 1986.