"If you look at the examples, Fabregas was one of the best midfield players in England for five years but he wasn't a big lad and wasn't a holding player," said Sir Alex. "He was an attacking player. Xavi and [Andres] Iniesta are small players - you can't call them holding players.
"I don't think we've had a holding player since I've been here. We've never had a holding player.
"We tried to get Roy Keane to do that but he just couldn't do it. He had to play a way that was his own way of playing, so I've not had it for 25 years. Why should I think about it now?"