1 Fergie got his pricetags mixed up â€“ Â£12m for Van Nistelrooy and Â£18m for Carrick? Should have been the other way around. Both deals were bad business.
2 Top players now avoid signing for Man Utd partly because they don’t want to play for an old-school manager with a reputation for shabbily treating big names â€“ Keane, Beckham & Stam, for example.
3 His childish spat with the BBC proves that Fergie finds it impossible to swallow his pride, an unhealthy trait for a football manager.
4 Look at Spurs boss Martin Jol signing the likes of Dimitar Berbatov and Didier Zokora â€“ both of whom would have improved Man Utd’s squad â€“ and it’s clear that Fergie has lost his eye for a bargain. United fans expect better than Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic.
5 Darren Fletcher. Why?