Ferguson makes a point in praise of Bayern
It is hard not to read significance into Sir Alex Ferguson’s praise of Bayern Munich. Speaking ahead of Manchester United’s Legends match, a 1999 Champions League final reunion, Ferguson told MUTV: “Bayern is a club run in the proper foundation of it. Former players run it really, Uli Hoeness and Karl-heinz Rummenigge. They run the club in the right way and they are always winning the league.” Although not as undiplomatic as the recent tirade against the players by fan Geoffrey Boycott, also on the club’s in-house TV station, it felt far more resonant given who said it and that it invited such an obvious comparison – one Ferguson did not have to spell out.