Fergie claims they have an disadvantage because they have away league matches after their Champions League ties.
Ferguson raged: “They say the league’s not handicapped but it is handicapped.
“Every game after a European tie is away from home.
“We’ve got the top 10 teams from last year’s league all away from home in the first half of the season.
“So you can see it’s been a big challenge to us.
“But hopefully, if we can get in among the top ones come the turn of the year, we’ll have a big chance next year.”