Fergie insulted by squad claims


Ferguson led United to a 20th Premier League crown in 2012/13 before retiring, with his recommended successor Moyes lasting just 10 months in the job as the club failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 19 years last term. 

"It is an insult to say that I left an ageing squad," said Ferguson at a book launch to publicise his updated autobiography.

"Chelsea have seven players over 30 but nobody talks about them being an old team.

"It is easy to defend myself against all of that because all the statistics are there.

"I think he should have kept Mike Phelan, he was a United man; loyal, hard-working and a good judge of the players.

"My advice to David was that he should maybe keep Mike Phelan.

"I was always supportive of David, whenever he called I gave him the advice I would have wanted when I was manager.

"But David will do well in the future: life doesn't end when you leave United."