Sir Alex Ferguson, through his recently published book ‘Leading’, has claimed that he managed only four truly ‘world class’ players during his time as manager at Manchester United. The four players in question are Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona and the Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Ferguson, though, was quite critical of the media in his book and said the media were quick to use the term ‘world class’. “If you read the papers or listen to the television commentators, we seem to be awash with ‘world-class’ footballers”, he said. Ferguson voiced his opinion that currently only the Argentine superstar Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are truly ‘world class’ players. Ferguson was lyrical in his praise of Cristiano Ronaldo and said about his position in the team, “Cristiano was like an ornament on the top of a Christmas tree.” Ferguson’s claim entails that a lot of superstars who played for Manchester United during his time at the helm have been snubbed and […]
Man United's defeat at Etihad has set the alarm bells ringing and even Sir Alex has come under fire from all quarters. THT examines his much crticized team selections while bidding Park Ji Sung a final goodbye.