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Sir Alex Ferguson suggests Lampard was overrated

Ferguson does not believe Lampard was world class (©GettyImages)
Ferguson does not believe Lampard was world class (©GettyImages).

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed in his soon-to-be-released autobiography that he did not regard Chelsea legend Frank Lampard as one of the world's best footballers.

The Scot, who retired from football management at the end of last season, wrote: "Lampard, for me, was a marvellous servant for Chelsea, but I didn’t think of him as an elite international footballer."

Lampard became Chelsea's all-time top scorer last season and finished second behind Ronaldinho in the voting for the 2005 Ballon d'Or award.

However, Ferguson insists that he does not regard the England international as a top-level footballer.

Many at Stamford Bridge would disagree with Ferguson's opinion. Lampard has hit double figures for Premier League goals in every season between 2003/04 and 2012/13, and has scored a total of 205 goals in 619 appearances for the west London outfit.

Lampard has also scored numerous goals against Manchester United, including one in the 2008 Champions League final in Moscow.

Is Ferguson right? Is Lampard a tad overrated? Have your say in the comments section below.

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