Sir Alex Ferguson has given an underwhelming review of both Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard in his autobiography.
Recently though the pair have shown they have a decent partnership for England. It has been said in the past that Lampard and Gerrard couldn't play together, probably due to the fact that they have very similar styles.
Recently though Roy Hodgson has started the two together, showing how they have settled together in midfield for England. As they have got older and more experienced they have realised that it isn't a battle as to who can get forward and smash the most goals in.
They do not have the legs to bomb on as much as they used to and are more responsible now. Gerrard's captaincy has meant he thinks more for the team and anchors the midfield a lot more, helping to start moves rather than finish them.
Lampard, who may have thought his footballing career was coming to an end a while ago, has been revitalised under Hodgson and Mourinho's management and is bang in form. Similar to Gerrard, he knows his capabilities and sticks to them in a disciplined manner.
In most peoples view, but not Fergie's, it is obvious that Gerrard and Lampard are top-class midfielders who would add something to any side in the world.
Their power, passing ability and striking of the ball are impeccable. They are two of the best dead-ball takers in the Premier League. They are two of the best midfielders we have enjoyed in the Premier League every week.
To quote Fergie's old pal Rafa Benitez - "that is a fact."
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