Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was pictured out for lunch with Manchester United’s former chief executive David Gill.
Gill worked at Old Trafford during the Norwegian’s playing career and the pair ate together at Cibo Restaurant in Hale Village on Thursday afternoon.
Both men were part of United’s successful old guard under Sir Alex Ferguson and perhaps Solskjaer was picking the brains of the highly respected football executive.
They shook hands outside the restaurant on an icy afternoon in Cheshire and appeared to spot the lurking camera.
United have looked more like the team of old under Gill and Ferguson’s stewardship in recent weeks.
Since Solskjaer took over from the sacked Jose Mourinho, the club remain unbeaten.
A 2-2 home draw against Burnley on Tuesday night was the first time Solskjaer’s side have failed to win under their interim boss.
There is a growing clamour for the 45-year-old to be given the role on a permanent basis, though Ed Woodward could yet attempt to lure Mauricio Pochettino to the club from Tottenham this summer.
Gill was chief executive at United between 2003-13, overlapping with Solskjaer for four years.
He was vice chairman of the FA between 2012 and 17 and has been a vice president of FIFA for the last four years.