Man Utd boss Ferguson backing Burnley for promotion

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is backing Burnley's promotion playoffs bid.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is backing Burnley's promotion playoffs bid.

Ferguson said: "It would be great if Burnley got promoted. They've not been in the top-flight for more than 30 years and it would be another local team for us to play."

The progress of Burnley 's Scottish manager, Owen Coyle, has not gone unnoticed either.

Fergie added: "I've also been impressed by Owen - he ha s done a great job. "