Gary Lineker reacts to Sir Alex Ferguson’s comments, says they are absurd

Sir Alex Ferguson recently claimed that only four of the players he worked with at Manchester United were world class.

Tottenham Hotspur legend Gary Lineker has written on that Sir Alex Ferguson’s claims that he worked with just four world-class players during his time at Manchester United are absurd.

Ferguson was in charge of English giants United from 1986 to 2013 and is one of the greatest managers of all time.

The Scotsman won the Premier League title 13 times, the FA Cup on five occasions and the Champions League twice.

The 73-year-old worked with a number of top-quality players during his time at Old Trafford, but he has claimed that only four of them were world class.

Ferguson told Sky Sports that Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Eric Cantona and Cristiano Ronaldo were the only world-class players he had at United.

The former United manager also told Sky Sports (interview can be seen on 'Sky on Demand' that at this moment in time only Real Madrid forward Ronaldo and Barcelona star Lionel Messi are world class.

“For Sir Alex Ferguson to announce he has only worked with 4 world class players, and that today only Messi and Ronaldo are world class seems absurd,” former Tottenham striker Lineker wrote on

“I can only think he means all-time greats rather than world class. How about Neymar, Suarez, Bale?”

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