Alex Ferguson dismisses Alan Hansen's criticism of Manchester United

Guardian
• United have not played well for 18 months, claimed Hansen• Maybe he was just trying to rattle us, says Man Utd bossSir Alex Ferguson's occasionally difficult relationship with Alan Hansen is under new strain because of what the Manchester United manager perceives as unfair criticisms of his team from the Match of the Day pundit.Ferguson was unhappy with Hansen's analysis of the champions after the 2-1 victory at Arsenal two weeks ago and uses his programme notes for Tuesday's match against Stoke City to tackle the former Liverpool player."I noticed Alan Hansen was at it again, saying we had not played well for one and a half years," he writes. "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 finished up with egg on his face after dismissing the Ryan Giggs, P...

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