Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has come to the defence of the club’s owners, the Glazer family, as well as standing by his own recent policy of signing young players rather than compete with Manchester City for the game’s most expensive transfers, the BBC
The Glazer family have come in for repeated criticism since taking over United in 2005, with sections of the club’s support unhappy with the amount of debt that was placed onto the club in order to finance the buyout. There are also supports disgruntled over the appearance that other clubs are now more willing or able to spend big money, with fears United are being left behind.
Ferguson however has revealed that he has never had a request turned down by any member of the Glazer family, and praised not only their ownership of the club but the way in which it is carried out.
“” Ferguson said, adding: “They have always backed me whenever I have asked them. I have never faced any opposition.”
In defence of his stance over signing and blooding young players, the manager continued: “We can play 18-year-olds because it’s part of our history. No other clubs can do that. City won’t do it. They definitely won’t play any young players who have come up through their system.”
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