Former Man Utd boss Ferguson offers backing to Glazer family

Sir Alex Ferguson has continued to give his backing for the Glazer family’s ownership of Manchester United, reports ITV.

Despite being retired from the game with no intention of returning, Ferguson is still speaking highly of the family. “There is a misconception about the Glazers buying the club,” he said.

It created hostility and different factions but you forget, the minute it became a PLC someone was going to buy it. The Glazers did buy it. And in my time with them – they were nothing but supportive – very strong, single-minded people but always supportive of the manager and the things that happen in the club.

I’ve absolutely no hesitation in supporting the way they’re going about the job – very low key.

Ferguson has been heavily criticised in recent years for not speaking out against the controversial American family, whose leveraged takeover of the club has cost an estimated £680m in associated fees.

The Scot also spoke positively of Manchester United manager David Moyes, confirming his belief the former Everton manager was the right man to replace him. “United are in good hands with David Moyes. He will be fine. He’s a good manager,” he said.

Moyes’ Manchester United travel to Sunderland this weekend, following the 1-1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday evening. United are currently 12th in the Premier League under Moyes, who took charge after his fellow Scot retired in May.

Ferguson spent more than 26 years as United manager, stepping down after securing his 13th Premier League title. He also won two Champions Leagues, a Cup Winners’ Cup, five FA Cups and four League Cups during his time in charge.

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