Sir Alex Ferguson is known for being a straight talker and the Manchester United manager has made his feelings clear when it comes to the FA, with eight members of his squad likely to be called up for England’s forthcoming qualifiers against Bulgaria and Wales.
Not that he’s too bothered about the international break although he has used his pre-match press conference ahead of the Arsenal match to take the Football Association to task over a number of grievances, including bans that he and Wayne Rooney had to suffer last season.
Asked about the number of England internationals now in his squad, Ferguson said: “It is fantastic. The FA may realise who has produced more players for their country than any club in the world.
“Maybe they will get some joy from it and realise how important we are to England instead of treating us like sh*t. I am pleased for the players. They are outstanding.”
The Manchester United manager got himself into hot water last season for criticising the referee after the Rd Devils had lost 2-1 at Stamford Bridge, with Wayne Rooney missing the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City after swearing into a TV camera following United’s comeback against West Ham.