Foster criticises United fans, oversteps the mark
In an astonishingly naïve interview Ben Foster has criticised the green and gold protest movement, dismissed the Glazer family’s ownership as nothing more than ‘a technicality’ and claimed that there is no shortage of investment in the transfer market. Foster moved to Birmingham City this week for around £6 million.
Speaking after the goalkeeper’s transfer out of Manchester United, Foster claimed that the protest movement this season had become a distraction to the players.
“There’s maybe too much made of it by the supporters,” said the stopper who played just 26 times in five years at the club.
“They are obviously passionate about Manchester United, but sometimes they need to focus on supporting the club a bit more than getting carried away with the technicalities of who’s in charge.
“Personally, I think the Glazers have always put money in to Manchester United to buy players when needed. Having said that, I don’t think the manager needs to buy too many players there anyway. They have a lot of good youngsters coming through the ranks.”
Foster’s tirade is surprising for both it’s source and inaccuracy, with United running a net transfer surplus under the Glazers and few believing that the family will invest in this summer’s market.
Perhaps even more pertinently many supporters see ownership as far more important than a technicality, with the future of the £716.5 million indebted club at stake.
Not good enough to make it at Old Trafford, Foster’s comments smack of a player keen to offload his personal failure onto supporters.
Enjoy Birmingham Ben, but in future leave matters of United to the supporters.