Sir Alex Ferguson insists it is "nonsense" to suggest the correct processes were not followed prior to the ill-fated appointment of David Moyes as his Manchester United successor.
Moyes took charge of the Red Devils in the summer of 2013 as defending Premier League champions following Ferguson's retirement. However, by April of this year he had been sacked after a disastrous campaign which saw United miss out on a place in European competition.
It had been widely thought that Ferguson had hand-picked Moyes as the man to replace him at Old Trafford, but in excerpts of his updated autobiography published in The Guardian, he is at pains to point out that was not the case, and that it was a club decision.
Ferguson also writes about how, as results continued to go against Moyes, he felt "the walls squeezing in" on the new man, which reminded him of his own early struggles at United in the late 1980s prior to the glory years which followed over the next two decades.
Ferguson also claims that Moyes "had not realised just how big United is as a club" and claimed Moyes' United played at a slow tempo which ran counter to the philosophy which had brought Ferguson so much success.