"The president's comments were not only insulting and a personal slur, they were factually incorrect and, despite people telling him so, he has refused to retract them.
"If he really believes what he is saying, he should tell UEFA or FIFA. Then they can look at it and prove what I am saying is right. Sadly, I don't think he will.
"It is not a very nice situation, given the history I have with Sporting, although the fact the relationship between them and United remains strong says quite a lot."