Sir Alex Ferguson has taken a swipe at new Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez – claiming he is a ‘lucky’ manager.
Ferguson clashed when the Spaniard, who has taken over the Blues hotseat until the end of the season, was boss of arch-rivals Liverpool.
The west London side will compete in the FIFA World Club Cup later this year, a prize the former Reds chief has won with Inter Milan, and Red Devils chief Ferguson believes Benitez has been fortunate to be in the tournament twice, without having won the Champions League with either the Serie A giants or Chelsea.
“Everyone feels for Roberto Di Matteo, and quite rightly," said Ferguson.
"It is quite amazing when you think that he has won the FA Cup and the Champions League.
"The biggest disappointment for me is that in two weeks' time they are going to the world championship (FIFA Club World Cup). You would have thought they would have waited to give the guy a chance to win it.
"Rafa Benitez is very lucky because on his CV in two weeks' time he could have two world championships to his name - and has had nothing to do with the teams.
"Jose Mourinho won the treble with Inter Milan. He (Benitez) took over and won the world championship without having to do anything and having nothing to do with the construction of the teams."