Ferguson defends Man U owners, insists on not breaking bank to buy new players

Updated: Jul 22, 2012, 13:33 PM IST

London: Strongly defending the Glazer Family, the owners of Manchester United, club manager Alex Ferguson has said he won’t be breaking the Old Trafford bank to buy new players.

“I am absolutely comfortable with the Glazer situation. They have been great. I think there are a whole lot of different factions at United who think they own the club. It will always be contentious with them whoever owns us,” a daily quoted Ferguson, as saying, on the issue of the ownership of United.

Ferguson said that “there has always been wee pockets of supporters who have their views, and there’s nothing wrong with that.”

“I think the problem for the Glazers is that they aren’t publicists. They don’t go out of their way to seek good publicity. They are happy to stay in the background, like (Roman) Abramovich at Chelsea,” he said.

“Look at what they are spending on the training ground. It’s going to be fantastic. When you start a project like that it just gets bigger and bigger. They’ll be spending 30 million pounds, and it’s all down to the owners,” he added.