“I have seen at first hand the difference this Government has made through its record investment in sport and football development,” said Ferguson a few weeks ago. “The transformation of school sport means that football competitions are thriving once again, both inside and outside schools. Have Labour been perfect? Of course not. Have there been things I have disagreed with? Yes, from time to time. But I know where the Labour Party’s heart is and it is in the right place.”
And what does our make of David Cameron?
“How can it be class war to say the guy went to Eton, or that he was part of some dreadful right-wing social club at Oxford? Where you come from does matter you know. His policies are all about helping his own sort.”
And don’t forget, the Labour Party will back fan ownership of football clubs.