Spaniard suggests United should have won more European Cups under Fergie.
‘Interim’ Chelsea head coach Rafa Benitez has once again reignited his long-running war of words with old foe Sir Alex Ferguson by questioning the Manchester United manager’s record in Europe, reports the Daily Mirror.
The two trainers have not seen eye to eye ever since the Spaniard, then in charge of United’s arch-rivals Liverpool, attacked Ferguson during an infamous press conference back in January 2009.
And now ahead of Chelsea’s crucial Premier League trip to Old Trafford on Sunday, the former Valencia and Inter Milan boss has once again had a go at his rival coach, suggesting that for a club the size of United, with their unrivalled financial power, the Red Devils should have won more than two Uefa Champions League titles under Ferguson’s stewardship.
Ferguson has been in charge at United for 27 years now, however, the club have only managed to reach only four Champions League finals during that time, winning just two of those in 1999 and 2008.
“In England he’s a top manager, and when you are with a top side and have had more money than anyone for years, then you can keep winning and you can keep talking,” said Benitez in his pre-match press conference.
“But when you play against another top side, in Europe, it’s always more difficult.
“Should United have done more in Europe? I don’t know. I think that United is a top side with a top manager and that’s it. We will leave it there.”