Former England coach Fabio Capello doesn't believe the Premier League is in crisis.
Capello was asked about English clubs' failure in Europe this season.
"I wouldn't say it's a crisis, that's a strong word," Capello told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"I'd say that it's a low period, related to a number of factors such as players who play in the Premier League who have won championships, but are not champions.
"There's no [Lionel] Messi, [Cristiano] Ronaldo, [Manuel] Neuer or [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic. If you always play tennis against a modest opponent you'll never improve, the absence of big players doesn't help others grow.
"Also, they play too much. Boxing Day [fixtures] are beautiful, but they have a price.
"Manchester United? They were the reference point for my work. They had the best players to call up. For now no-one has taken the place of United."