Sir Alex Ferguson has criticised agents in the modern game, saying it is them, not players, which make contract negotiations a problem.

“The players are no problem. Some agents are difficult,” he said. “It is always tough at United. There are always issues to deal with. When your top players come towards the end of their contracts you have to do something to get them a new one. They are all the same. You have to deal with agents of this world today, which is difficult.”