Fergie: McClaren got the ability

Ferguson said: “The important thing is to let him get on with it. I think he’s got the ability.

“I think once again you get an over-reaction. It becomes pretty abusive.”

He added: “He’s young and he’s got the experience of Terry Venables with him. To think you’re going to go to Croatia and win there easily, I don’t know what world you’re in.”