Sir Alex Ferguson has described criticism of the squad he bequeathed David Moyes at Manchester United as “hilarious”.
Ferguson came under fire for leaving Moyes a squad with an ageing defence featuring Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra, and a central midfield consisting of Michael Carrick, Anderson, Darren Fletcher and Tom Cleverley.
Even though they had just won the Premier League, many pundits (and indeed us) claimed that it was a heavily flawed squad.
‘I’ve read some stuff about the condition of the United squad when I retired,’ Ferguson wrote in his new book ‘Leading’. ‘You would have thought that I had left 11 corpses on the steps of a funeral home. It’s hilarious.
‘At the end of that season the average/median age of our squad was just under 26 – or about the same as it had been throughout the previous 25 years.’