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Man United's Ferguson 'happy' with Glazers

  • AFP, Sunday, July 22, 2012 8:13 PM

Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson said he was happy with his club's American owners, the Glazer family, against whom United fans have mounted protests against since the Glazers bought the EPL club in 2005.

The Glazers have amassed debts of more than $1 billion in the last five years. That means Ferguson is getting less funds to spend in the transfer market, but Ferguson defended the American family.

"I am comfortable with the Glazer situation," Ferguson said. "They have been great. They have always backed me whenever I have asked them. I have never faced any opposition. They have always been as sensible as they can be in terms of financing the club. They have to invest in the team to maintain the value of their asset. I think there are a whole lot of factions at United that think they own the club. They will always be contentious about whoever owns the club, and that's the way it's always been.

"When the Glazers took over here there was dissatisfaction, so there have always been pockets of supporters who have their views. But I think the majority of real fans will look at it realistically and say it's not affecting the team. We've won four championships since they've been there, one European Cup."

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