Sir Alex Ferguson insists football will remain the priority at Manchester United when David Moyes takes over at Old Trafford.
Ferguson's exit as United boss has sparked concerns that United's ever-growing commercial arm will become even more powerful.
With suggestions that Moyes will not have the power to resist their demands as Ferguson has been able to.
And with the Scot remaining on the club's board, he is certain his successor will have no such problems.
"The priority is the football team," Ferguson said.
"Without the football team they wouldn't have all the sponsorships.
"Everyone knows that here.
"David will soon realise the enormity of this club," Ferguson added.
"Although I think he does already, he has to fit into the global brand and number of sponsors we've got.
"I don't think that is an issue. He's got a good squad of players and he'll want to add to that himself.
"I've spoken to D...