Sir Alex Ferguson has become the latest big name manager to voice his displeasure over the state of the pitch at Wembley.
Ferguson fielded a youthful side for Manchester United’s FA Cup semi final defeat by Everton after worries over the pitch prompted him to drop a number of senior players to the bench.
His concerns mirror those of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger who described the playing surface at the national stadium as “a disaster” and “laughable.”
After watching Wenger’s side lose 2 – 1 to Chelsea on Saturday, Ferguson decided to remove Paul Scholes, Patrice Evra and Dimiatar Berbatov from his starting eleven saying:
They’ve got all these lights around the perimeter to help the growth and the standard of the soil but it looks dead to me.
When I saw the pitch what I didn’t want was to go into extra time with my strongest squad.
It looked spongy and dead and difficult to move the ball quickly around it. So we had to go with the bold decision of playing the younger ones.
After all, our club is built on giving young players opportunities and they didn’t disappoint.