Sir Alex Ferguson says that Manchester United fans have the right to protest against the Glazer family regime but only as long as it doesn’t affect the team. The Scot, who has steadfastly backed the Glazer family since the 2005 takeover, believes the club’s foundations are strong despite the £765 million debt loaded on the club by the American owners.
“The protests are not a concern,” said Ferguson, who recently told supporters to get behind the team.
“Fans have a right to complain about whatever they think is right. It shows we have fans who care for the club.
“But we also have to run the club the way we think is right and I think we are doing the right thing. The foundation at the club is the same as it has been for the last few years.
“We have a good youth set up and the first team are doing well. That is what concerns me more than anything. When we see fans protesting we understand where it is coming from but we carry on with the football side.
“I have made my point to the supporters. As long as it doesn’t interrupt and interfere with the progress of the team it doesn’t matter. They realise that too. They are still supporting the one team.”
Ferguson’s comments comes with the Glazer family yet to decide if they will be at Wembley for the Carling Cup final later this month.