Revealed in the same article are Ferguson's claims that when playing for Liverpool against a United side featuring both Keane and Scholes, Gerrard was largely ineffective.
Whether Ferguson, even in his retirement, is looking for a rise from those with Liverpool allegiances or is simply ignorant of the facts makes one wonder.
January 2002, the venue is Old Trafford and there is five minutes left of a tense encounter between United and Liverpool. Guess who steps up and delivers a quite magnificent pass that opens up the United defence before being put in the back of the net by Danny Murphy?
Yes, you guessed it, Steven Gerrard.
Were Keane and Scholes in the starting lineup that day? You bet they were.
One year on at the Millennium Stadium and it's Liverpool versus United in the final of the League Cup. Gerrard opens the scoring with a truly wonderful long-range effort and Liverpool win 2-0.
No prizes for guessing which two players were in the United starting lineup.
Despite being of the opinion than Gerrard is not all that great, reports by James Dickenson of the Express reveal that Ferguson tried to sign the midfielder in 2005 when his future with the Reds was in doubt.
Revelations that make Ferguson's claims lack any real credibility.
Football is obviously a game of opinions, but on this occasion the feeling is that Ferguson has got it wrong.
Should you need convincing, read on to discover just three of the reasons why Gerrard is "a top top player."