Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has again praised the club's owners for their support. The Scot has been heavily criticised in recent years for not speaking out against the Glazer family, whose leveraged takeover of the club has cost an estimated £680million in associated costs.

"There is a misconception about the Glazers buying the club," he told PBS.

"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."

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