Sir Alex Ferguson had a bit of a pop at Chelsea’s aging squad yesterday, questioning whether this current crop of played plateuxed under Jose Mourinho. Chelsea’s three highest scoring players from last season carry an average age of 30.3, in contrast to the average age of 22.6-years-old that United’s top three scorers have.
Fergie was clearly testing the waters with Scolari, after enjoying mind games with Kevin Keegan, Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho and Rafael Benitez over the years. Did Scolari take the bait?
“I will not answer this question. This is not a question for me,” said Scolari, when asked about Fergie’s comments. “I think I have a lot of experienced players and also some young boys in my team but I feel we have experience for the Premier League or whatever league.”
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