Manchester United latest: Ferguson criticises West Ham but defends Allardyce

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West Ham have been the subject of criticism from former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Scot, who enjoyed 26 illustrious years at Old Trafford, has criticised 'the West Ham United way.'

Ferguson did, however, defend current boss Sam Allardyce.

"I hope that before I die someone can explain the 'West Ham way'," the 70-year-old said in an updated version of his autbiography. "What is it? They last won a trophy in 1980, the FA Cup.

"I never played against any West Ham team that played football I was afraid of. They were always surviving, or lucky as hell against us."

On Allardyce, however, the former Man United manager said: "There is this preconception with West Ham fans that Big Sam is a survivalist who tells teams to boot the ball up the pitch.

"The truth is that he stayed up with a team of very average players. That’s management. He drew the best from them."

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