Controversial talkSport pundit and former Manchester United striker, Alan Brazil, has suggest Sir Alex Ferguson’s legacy is responsible for the failures of recent years at Old Trafford.
Forgetting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as it’s too early in his permanent reign to judge him, United have had three full managers since Ferguson’s departure, David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.
It would be kind to say that all three reigns didn’t pan out the way everyone wanted them to as the club would have to wait six years for their first title race in the post-Fergie era – all were deservedly sacked in the end.
Here’s what Brazil had to say on them in his Sunday Post column:
‘Sir Alex Ferguson’s legacy has been a millstone around Davie Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho’s necks.
‘It dragged them all down and out of Old Trafford.’
Blaming Ferguson for the failures that followed him is simply ludicrous as the finger needs to be pointed solely at the three managers.
The legacy that the 77-year-old left in Manchester should be seen as a blueprint the trio could have followed, not something that haunted them and caused them to slip up.
Each gaffer had the perfect example to draw inspiration from, someone who had spent 27 years with the Red Devils winning everything under the sun.
The fact that a so-called pundit would pick him out as the catalyst for anything that goes wrong at Old Trafford is frankly unbelievable.