Sir Alex Ferguson has hit back at Roberto Mancini’s claims that other Premier League sides are afraid of Manchester United.
Mancini stated earlier this week that he feels other Premier League teams “play with fear” when they take on the Old Trafford side.
Ferguson, however, has hit back at his Manchester City counterpart and suggested the Italian is indulging in “self-sympathy”.
“I think that’s absolute nonsense, I really do,” said Ferguson on Mancini’s comments.
“There are a lot of games I’ve watched this season, [involving] teams like City, and I’ve said to myself ‘are they trying?’ Of course they’re trying.
“The English game is the most honest in the world and has been for many years. And also you’ve got 3,000 fans following you away. There’s no way any team could come to Old Trafford and not do their best.
“He was maybe looking for a bit of self-sympathy.”
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