Many are of the opinion that Alex Ferguson left his Manchester United successor David Moyes with an old squad, but the legendary gaffer is having none of it.
In response to suggestions that an ageing squad was handed to Moyes, Ferguson states that 11 of the side that won the title by 11 points in 2012-13 were 25 or under.
“Chelsea started the current season as favourites for the title, with a squad that also had six players in their 30s. I don’t hear any grumbles about the age of their group,” he added.
In an update of his 2013 autobiography, excerpts of which have appeared in the Guardian, the former boss also responds to claims Moyes was hand-picked by him.
“Antiquated was a bizarre description of the structure I left behind,” said Ferguson, who retired in 2013.
He added: “There appears to be a view out there that there was no process [appointing Moyes]. Nonsense.”
Moyes was sacked by United in April 2014 after just 10 months in charge.