SIR Alex Fergusons new book has revealed that United failed to win even the League Cup during his 26 years in charge.
Fergie’s autobiography exposes Manchester United’s claim to have won 13 Premier League and two Champion’s League titles as the result of “everyone getting a bit carried away.”
Ferguson, who admitted falling asleep during the clubs only European game in the last 20 years because hed driven the bus overnight to Tromsø, blames its erroneous record on media exaggeration.
He said: I do like to play the old mind games and on occasion the press has got overexcited and printed things that werent entirely accurate, for example in 1999 when they said wed won the Treble.
I should really have corrected them, but as far as Im concerned getting to the FA Cup final is achievement enough for this club and we deserved that open-top bus parade.
He added: “If we’d ever got the big players like Andy Cole or Rio Ferdinand, then maybe I’d be writing this as a title-winning manager.
“But there’s no shame in steering a club like United through a quarter-century and only getting relegated twice. That, not the relentless quest for glory, is what English football is all about.
Fergusons memoir will share shelves in bookshops with the new autobiography by Harry Redknapp, How I Won Every Trophy In The English Game And Scored The Winning Goal In The World Cup Final.