Fergie unhappy with Hansen
United boss says Hansen was 'at it again'
Last Updated: January 31, 2012 5:54pm
Sir Alex Ferguson: Furious with comments made by Alan Hansen
Sir Alex Ferguson claims he is unimpressed with the latest comments by Alan Hansen that Manchester United have not played well for 18 months.
The Red Devils' boss recalled how the pundit famously ended up with 'egg on his face' after he came out with the line about never winning anything with kids back in 1995.
However, United proved him wrong when the club went on to claim their third title in four years and now Ferguson has been annoyed by a similar condemnation of his side.
And the United manager is adamant that Hansen is well wide of the mark.
"After the Arsenal game, one of the London papers said we were the worst United team he has seen, and I noticed Alan Hansen was at it again, saying we had not played well for one and a half years," Ferguson told United Review.
"I reckon that comment goes alongside his claim a few years ago that you don't win anything with youngsters, and you know how he ended up with egg on his face after dismissing the Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Gary Neville crop of kids so foolishly.
"Maybe he was just trying to rattle us on the eve of going to play his old club at Anfield in the cup at the weekend.
"I don't know how some of the critics come to their conclusions.
"Yes, we have had our bad days (who doesn't?), losing to Manchester City and then folding against Blackburn before crashing out of the FA Cup.
"Forget the fact that we had 14 players out with injury for the Blackburn fixture and that we were missing a few at Liverpool; we won't use injuries as a crutch, we will simply concentrate on getting our message across out on the pitch.
"I have every confidence that we will give a good account of ourselves - even perhaps play well enough to convince pundit Hansen."