Cristiano Ronaldo has welcomed Sir Alex's comments on the strength of United's squad.
In his United Review
programme notes for Blackburn's visit to Old Trafford, the United boss said he believed the current crop of players could be his best yet.
"It's always good to hear praise from our manager, who, over the years, has coached several United teams," Ronaldo said. "If he says that then it's good for us, especially the new players. It's very positive."
Ronaldo's form has been central to United's unbeaten streak in the league, which now stretches back to mid-August. Indeed, the Portugal international has found the net 10 times already this season. And yet, some critics claim he's failed to ignite matches in the way he so often did during the 2006/07 campaign.
That kind of criticism doesn't bother Ronaldo. He insists he's playing well and only wants to continue his good form.
"I have scored some goals and played well," he said. "I always work to be the best, with the aim of improving every year on the weaker parts of my game. I’ve been in good form and now I’ve got to make sure I maintain this consistency."