Yeh, the phrase is bandied about far too much imo.It could be bitterness, or SAF could have a different definition of World class than many of us. Cantona was massively important in Fergies early years obviously and the others are unquestionably World class stars, would any of his omissions displace the players he's mentioned?
I'm just amazed anyone takes anything he says seriously. Sycophants lap it up of course.The fewer "world-class" players he had, the more remarkable his achievements seem. The old dog's just bigging himself up, good to see he still has it in him to get people like SALTIRE in a frenzy.
Ferguson on Roy Keane in 2005: "My best player. When you are talking about Utd 30 or 500 years from now, he will be regarded as one of the greatest"
If the likes of Keane, Ferdinand, Van Nisterooy, Stam, Evra, Schmeichel etc. weren't world class then I have no idea what the term means.