Jamie Carragher shocked by Sir Alex Ferguson criticism after Man Utd woes

Jamie Carragher is shocked to hear criticism aimed at Sir Alex Ferguson following Manchester United's recent woes

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Jamie Carragher admits that he was shocked to hear criticism aimed at Sir Alex Ferguson following Manchester United’s recent woes.

Some have claimed that the Scot, who retired at the end of the 2012-13 season, did not leave the Red Devils with a strong enough squad.

I find it remarkable anyone could genuinely feel Ferguson has anything to do with what is happening now

Jamie Carragher

However, former Liverpool defender Carragher has rubbished that suggestion and insists United’s recent struggles only serve to highlight how successful Ferguson was at Old Trafford.

Carragher wrote in the Daily Mail: “When his name was mentioned, however, I found myself shaking my head in disbelief. Sir Alex Ferguson.

“He should have left a better squad, the theory goes. He left United weak because he did not sign better players and, as a result, his legacy is being damaged because United appear to be in freefall. [Louis] van Gaal has claimed he will need a year to turn the situation.

“I find it remarkable anyone could genuinely feel Ferguson has anything to do with what is happening now.

“What we are actually seeing, with each passing week, is how far Ferguson’s genius stretched and just how much of an impact he had on the club.”

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