stuart douchContributor IJanuary 4, 2010

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03:  Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson watches from the bench during the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON 3rd Round match between Manchester United and Leeds United at Old Trafford on January 3, 2010 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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I seem to remember Rafa Benitez being completley battered in the media for being the "tinkerman", changing his side 99 times in a row and then when it came to 100 he kept the same side.

Driving to work yesterday a small quip was made on Talk Sport, the Leeds defeat in the FA CUP was the 100th time Fergie has changed the starting line up in a row.

I was amazed that this fact was completly missed by all the press before the game, where was the 4 page pull outs like Benitez had regarding how many players he used, all the games and the teams he picked.

If it was not for Liverpool being so dreadful this year the press would have had to actually think about writing something that Sir Alex may not have liked !!

They might have had to mention that United have lost six games in total now, five in the league and one in the cup, they may have had to mention that they have been below par on more than one ocasion and like Liverpool they rely on their best players to perform and when they don't they struggle.

The press may have brought up the fact that like Rafa , Fergie has wasted millions in the transfer market, a certain Berbatov comes to mind.

But don't worry , while Rafa is there we can all go Rafa Bashing for another weekend and Fergie can decided who and when he gives interviews to discuss how much once again they were robbed and that the ref should have allowed another 15 minutes injury time for them to equalise at home against a division three side who had also hit the bar .