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Ex-Man United translator explains what has changed since Sir Alex Ferguson retired

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Football is full of debates and opinions, but something that's rarely questioned is Sir Alex Ferguson's status as one of the greatest managers the game has ever seen.

After a tough start, the Scotsman went on to enjoy unprecedented levels of success at Manchester United over a prolonged period between 1986 and 2013.

Ferguson led the Red Devils to an incredible 38 trophies, including the FIFA Club World Cup, five FA Cups, two Champions Leagues and an amazing 13 Premier League titles.

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Since his retirement four years ago, David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and, currently, Jose Mourinho have all been tasked with trying to recreate the dominance United enjoyed under Fergie.

However, a former Man Utd employee has launched a scathing attack on the club, revealing what's changed since the great Sir Alex stepped down.

Massive claim about Man Utd since Fergie left

An ex-Man United translator has claimed that the club lost interest in football after Ferguson retired, and instead became primarily interested in making money.

Manchester United v Swansea City - Premier League

Debora Gomes made these bold allegations about United's transfer policy in the post-Sir Alex years during an interview with Esporte Interativo.

She said, per The Mirror: "I realised, after Sir Alex Ferguson left the club, the club lost interest in football. It's money, money, money. It's making money and that's it.

"So the players, when they try and decide who to buy, they will meticulously say: 'what will bring more money?'"

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Gomes, no longer at Man Utd, continued: "They are not thinking of bringing joy to the fans. They are thinking of selling."

If that wasn't enough, Gomes also added that the decision to sign Angel di Maria from Real Madrid was purely based on the fact that his name sells shirts.

Gomes started working for the club back in 2014, when attacking midfielder Di Maria moved to Old Trafford in a then British record £59.7 million deal.

Manchester United v West Ham United - Premier League

The Argentine left for Paris Saint-Germain after just one year in England, while United have continued to heavily splash the cash since his departure.

Romelu Lukaku joined the club this summer for an initial £75 million, while it took a then world-record fee of £89.3 million to bring Paul Pogba back to the Theatre of Dreams from Juventus.

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