Fergie’s ‘GREAT’ tribute to Glazers is taking the piss!
WITH all the fuss around the Olympics, it’s a good time to bury bad news – and Sir Alex Fergsuon trumpeting his support for the Glazers IS bad news.
Once Fergie was proud to speak of his working class upbringing in Govan and his socialist roots.
But after 26 years at Old Trafford, it appears the 70-yearold’s views have shifted – now he’s a company man.
Speaking out for owners who have loaded Manchester United with oodles of debt while at the same time offering the bird to the thousands of fans who fear for the club’s future is puzzling from a man who in the past HAS publicly rapped previous owners.
Some say he is just doing what is best for the club. And to be fair to Fergie, he’s pulled off a miracle in winning four titles and a Champions League since the American takeover of the club in 2005.
But to describe them as “great”? Well, that’s just taking the piss.
Most would argue the silverware has come in spite of the Glazers – not because of them.
“I think the majority of real fans will look at it realistically and say [the Glazers’ ownership strategy] is not affecting the team,” Ferguson said. Real fans? So if you question the Glazers, you’re NOT a real fan?
Dangerous ground. Particularly when you look at the facts.
Man United has over £420m of debt and is floating shares on the New York Stock Market to try to slash that figure.
The club had no debt when the Glazers came to town, and it has made a tidy profit every year since then. xperts say well over £500m of United’s cash has been frittered away on costs tied in to the way the Glazers took control of the club and the refinancing that has come since.
Great, eh, Fergie? Imagine the players
Ethat wad of cash could have paid for.
Instead, it’s paid for people to own a club. People who want to make a profit out of the club and don’t really seem to care for the club itself.
The fans lead the way in exposing what’s really going on at United.
The Green and Gold campaign made national news, while the club’s supporters’ trust has seen its numbers swell past the 200,000 mark. THEY are the people in all this that count.
Last season, United were pipped for the title by City.
But it felt like a key moment. Fergie squeezed every last drop out of that squad while City didn’t always perform to their potential. actor in that United crashed out of the Champions League and Europa League and you wonder if it’s become too big an ask for even Ferguson to keep United up there on relative buttons.
When you add up what’s come in and what’s gone in the past five years, United have spent around £10m a year.
That should be a fart in the wind for a club their size.
Never mind farts, United are in the shit thanks to these owners.
Great? Do us a favour, Fergie.