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26/03/2013 10:51,

Inside OT: Sir Alex's office

Sir Alex's matchday office at Old Trafford is deep in the bowels of the stadium, and only a select few are ever permitted to go inside…

On a day-to-day basis during the week, Sir Alex plots Manchester United's path to success from his office at the Reds' Carrington training headquarters, but on matchdays at Old Trafford he has his own space deep inside the stadium that very few people get to see.

Not even the award-winning Museum and Stadium Tour enters the manager's office. In use only on matchdays, this is Sir Alex's sanctuary, a place where he can plot tactics before the game and unwind after it.

It's here where, famously, the manager shares a bottle of wine with the opposition boss among other special guests, family and friends. A selection of refreshments are available and a television ensures Sir Alex stays up-to-date with any other matches taking place.

Football isn't always the topic on everybody's lips, however. In fact, we're told it's often completely unrelated subjects – the manager has a keen interest in film, politics and horse racing, for instance – that dominate discussions.

Click on the image above to see more pictures of Sir Alex's Old Trafford office.

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