Sir Alex Ferguson has reiterated his opinion that no one is more important at the club than him.

The most recent example came a few weeks ago when the manager fined our top earner, Wayne Rooney, and dropped him from the squad after coming to Carrington unfit to train following an evening out.

“I said it to the directors 15 years ago, maybe more than 15 years ago: You have to remember that the most important person at Manchester United is the manager,” said Ferguson. “The minute a footballer becomes more important than the manager, your club is dead – the history of this club goes down the drain. I am the most important man at Manchester United. It has to be that way.”