Sir Alex Ferguson has refused to be drawn on comments from Giovanni Trapattoni regarding Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson.
The Republic of Ireland manager spoke out following a strong performance from Gibson on Tuesday, scoring in his team's 3-0 win over Wales.
Trapattoni called for the midfielder to move to a club where he can play regular football in a bid to further his career.
The 23-year-old has struggled to break into Ferguson's first team this term, making just 12 appearances, yet has stated he is happy to make a more limited contribution for a club of United's stature.
Despite his fierce reputation, Ferguson was fairly muted in his reaction to the comments of Trapattoni and chose to steer clear of the argument.
"I don't know in what context he said it," said Ferguson.
"The media today can exaggerate anything now. It may have been a simple message for Darron. Who knows?
"I only picked up the headline of it yesterday and didn't really bother about the content.
"I know Trapattoni. He is a sensible, experienced man. I don't really give much credence to it. I don't think he would say it to cause mischief."