Andy Murray,current Wimbledon champion,seeks advice from former Manchester United Boss Sir Alex Ferguson regularly.Reuters

Andy Murray, the reigning Wimbledon champion, is happy that former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has passed on some advice to him.

Ferguson had offered tips to his fellow Scot last year as well when the 27-year-old was on his way to his first Wimbledon crown, with Murray describing the legendary football manager's words as "gold dust".

Ferguson sprinkled more "gold dust" on Murray after he reached the quarterfinals at the All England Club this year and is just four wins away from repeating last year's success, reported The Guardian.

Murray, the first British male to win the Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936, defeated South African Kevin Anderson to reach the quarterfinals.

"We chat about a lot of things. We talked about my match today, spoke about football, the World Cup a little bit," said the defending champion.

"He just said a few things, what he's observed when he's been watching me - not necessarily about technical or tactical things, but more sort of mental things - how you respond to tough or tight situations."

Murray said he would to listen to someone like Ferguson keenly as the veteran manager had witnessed a lot of closely fought sporting games and knows his stuff.

The match against Anderson was Murray's longest in the tournament but the Brit held fort and ran out the winner against his South African opponent.

As the former United boss was watching from the Royal Box, Murray experienced a very nervous passage of time - or in Ferguson's words his first "squeaky bum time" - of the tournament, before he ended up the winner in the decisive third set tiebreak.

The third seed won the match 6-4 6-3 7-6, and looks in excellent form as he prepares for his encounter against Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday.

Dimitrov is often called Baby Fed in comparison with a young Roger Federer but Murray has shrugged off those comparisons and insisted that the Bulgarian is now a mature player, who can give him a tough time.

"Maybe right at the beginning of his career it was hard for him because everyone was comparing him to Federer.But now he's starting to come into his prime. He's won a lot of matches this year. He's a tough player. It will be a hard match for me," the reigning champion pointed out.