Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has laughed off the criticism his squad has copped this summer.
The manager has been astonished at some pundits predicting that United might not even qualify for the Champions' League.
"We can take encouragement from the fact that with the injuries we had to defenders last year, if we'd had them all fit we could have won the League I think," he said.
"I'm quite content and I'm not going to get my knickers in a twist about what's happened in pre-season, with press speculation and all the rest of it. They've never been right on anything. Quite a few have not got us in the top four this year. Because we've been so successful for so many years, there's a bit of hope that if we don't get in the top four they've got something to write about.
"United not to be in the top four? You have to worry about what upbringing they had or what kind of porridge they've had."
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