Ferguson backs Capello over Terry comments

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has defended England boss Fabio Capello after he criticised the Football Asssociation’s decision to remove John Terry as England captain. The Italian stated on Sunday that he did not agree with the decision, which was taken after the Chelsea defender’s court case to start on July 9th.

The 31 year old has not been found guilty of racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand, but the FA have decided to oust Terry from the captaincy. PFA boss Gordon Taylor has claimed that Capello’s criticism was bizarre, but the United manager insists it is perfectly fine to have an opinion. Ferguson also believes that Capello is the most important person when dealing with the Terry situation and should have been consulted before the FA took the decision.

Ferguson said: ‘There’s nothing wrong with having an opinion. I think what will happen in the next few days is there will have to be a coming together of the FA hierarchy and Fabio Capello because he’s the team manager, he has the importance of that position. Without question the most important person at a football club is the manager.’

United picked up a sensational draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday having been 3-0 down, but Terry did not feature that day after suffering groin problems. Ferguson’s defenders Patrice Evra and Rio Ferdinand were heavily jeered by Chelsea fans showing a bizarre form of support for captain John Terry. Luis Suarez and his Liverpool teammates will travel to Old Trafford this weekend and come face-to-face with Evra for the first time since their incident where Suarez was found guilty of racial abuse on October 15th.

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