“Every fan has a right to complain about what they think is right,” said Ferguson. “We also have to run the club the way we think is the right way to do it, and I think we are doing the right thing with the club. Obviously there are fans protesting and we understand where it is coming from, but we carry on with the football side of it. I’ve made my point to the supporters that (it’s fine) as long as it doesn’t interfere with the team. It shows we have fans who care. The foundation of the club is just the same as it has been for years. We have a good youth set-up, the first team is doing well, and that’s what concerns me most.”
Asked whether he would prefer to see fans in red, white and black scarves instead, the United boss replied: “It doesn’t matter, they’re still supporting the one team.”
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