This is why Alex Ferguson thinks he only had 4 world class players at Manchester United
The legendary boss has given one main reason.
The Scot of course boldly claimed that Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Cristiano Ronaldo were the only world class players he managed at Manchester United.
Like many of you, JOE was surprised at this declaration because we thought there were a pile of other world beaters during Fergie's long tenure.
Ferguson has been speaking to Sirius XM FC and has give one main reason for this polarising opinon:
"The thing about my own take on players, ever since I was a little kid, I was always attracted by the attacking players, centre-forwards, wingers and creative players in the game. And that’s why in the book, I’ve stressed the importance of creative players."
He said the proof is in the list of Ballon d'Or winners over the last half century, with Fabio Cannavoro in 2006 the only out-and-out defender to win the big award.
"So, I think the general consensus of what great players are, usually falls on the mantle of the creative players who win games.
And that’s where the take on those four players come into it, no criticism of any of my players, because you couldn’t criticise those players, they were fantastic."
Is that a bit harsh?