Although there has been no official confirmation of the reason behind Ferguson’s visit, MEN Sport understands the hotel is currently only hosting the PSG squad, with no other guests staying there due to coronavirus restrictions.
Ferguson has always spoken glowingly of current PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino and after his retirement in 2013, the pair struck up a close friendship and went on to share a bottle of red wine at a Mayfair restaurant.
The former Tottenham manager even paid for the meal after the Scot challenged him to name Argentina’s goal scorers in the 1930 World Cup final win against Uruguay. Which he duly did.
Photographers say Ferguson, who was wearing a United-branded face mask, spent roughly 1 hour and 20 minutes inside the Lowry Hotel before he was then pictured leaving the building alongside PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.