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Ferguson: These players have puts themselves on a pedestal

Several people have criticised this current Manchester United team and said they are not as good as our previous title winning squads.

Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed those claims and pointed to the huge points total we have amassed, insisting that it is nostalgia which leads people to believe this team doesn’t have the quality of others.

“I think it’s dead easy to say that,” he shrugged. “Nostalgia plays tricks on people’s minds, without doubt. You do it yourself. How many times have you said: ‘Ah, when I was a boy, things weren’t the same’? Put it in context: we’ve now got 84 points with four games left and we’ve never done that. We’ve won most of our games, drawn three, lost four and the goal [van Persie’s second] tonight… it doesn’t matter where you place that in terms of all the great goals we’ve scored, from David Beckham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Eric Cantona… That pedestal is there, the players have joined that pedestal. We’ve got some young, exciting players – you’ve seen how De Gea’s improved over the season into an outstanding goalkeeper, young Rafa, you saw Jones tonight… arguably the way he’s looking, he could be our best ever player.”

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. The Left Bank says:

    No one can excuse Sir Alex of being nostalgic. He’s already planning for 21 the very minute the last whistle went. That’s what it’s all about.

  2. United till I die says:

    I wish fergie would dial in the praise for jones a little. It’s one thing to boost his confidence but lets not put so much pressure in the kid when he’s not even a guaranteed starter yet.

    Other than that FUCKING CHAMPIONS again!!!

  3. The Left Bank says:

    I mean ‘accuse’. My bad!

  4. King Eric says:

    No Fergie is right. Jones is fucking immense and will be a great. Future skipper. Love the Abu s downplaying our achievements. Same story different season. Jealous cunts.

  5. WeAreUnited says:

    Great comment from SAF, a lesson for those who bashed and underestimated us, 14 comebacks! A lot of wins and so many great games

    And the most important wr took our honey back our trophy that we lost last season on GOAL DIFFERENCE! City my ass, they got lucky last season

    We are ManUtd and we do what we want!

    Believe that!

  6. 20 20 vision says:

    “These players have puts themselves on a pedestal” – who said this, fergie or popeye?


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