That’s the damning verdict of club legend Paul Scholes.
The former Manchester United midfielder played under Ferguson for 20 years and won 11 Premier League titles, 2 Champions Leagues and a host of domestic cups.
Since the Scot’s retirement in 2013, Old Trafford has seen three different permanent managers and all have failed to continue the success.
Scholes has been one of the most vocal critics of his former club and often bemoaned the negative and defensive style of play deployed by the former managers.
“You can’t get away with bulls****ing people”
When asked about the last five years at Man Utd Scholes said: “Obviously with the way they were playing and the way it was going it wasn’t ideal.
“But you can’t get away with bulls****ing people.
“You have to say what you feel and what you think.
“A lot of the times, the games I watched, it was bad.”
Scholes though has praised the impact of interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who replaced Jose Mourinho in mid-December.
Solskjaer played alongside Scholes for 11 years at Old Trafford during a golden age for the club and Scholes points to the Norwegian’s understanding of the club as pivotal in his initial success.
The former England international continued: “It’s great to watch and everybody has got that buzz back again.
“Everyone has a smile on their face. Since Ole has come back, you feel like you’ve got your club back.
“It just feels like you’ve got someone there who knows United. He’s been a player, you look at Ole and he’s a United man.”
Solskjaer has won his first seven games across all competitions and thrust United back into the mix for the top four.
The former player is hauling himself into contention for the job on a permanent basis after initially being given the reins until the end of the season.
Mauricio Pochettino remains favourite for the job but the Norwegian, on loan from Molde, is maximising his audition.