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Fergie hails 'brilliant' Glazers



Impatient foreign owners may have caused problems for the manager this season at clubs such as Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City, but Sir Alex Ferguson claims the Glazer family have been "brilliant" for Manchester United. So much so that they would keep the club's most valuable player, Cristiano Ronaldo, even if his desire to move to Spain pushed him as far as refusing to play for United, who are furious at Real Madrid's attempts to unsettle him.

Ferguson says the owners share his contempt for Madrid, who succeeded in luring Ruud van Nistelrooy and David Beckham to the Bernabeu but have been threatened by United with an official complaint to Fifa if they continue making their desire to sign Ronaldo public through the media.

"I've had a couple of meetings with the Glazers," Ferguson says. "Their attitude is, 'To hell with them'. They'd sit a player in the stand, I'm telling you, absolutely no doubt about it, just to prove a point. Not to give in to these people. They've got balls, I can tell you. I've been delighted with them in that respect."

The Glazer family's £800 million takeover in 2005 caused such ructions among some fans that they formed a breakaway club, the successful FC United of Manchester. Interest payments on the loans the Americans had to raise are believed to be £62m a year, but Ferguson says: "They've been good to this club, believe me. They have been brilliant owners. All the nonsense about them taking the club over and putting it in debt; every takeover in the world is done by debt. If I wanted to buy Marks and Spencer do you think I could just go under the floorboards and pull out £3bn? No, I'd go to the Bank of Scotland. Even in this recession they'd get £1.3bn for United now."

United's Supporters Trust are unconvinced, but other fans have been won over by the Glazers' willingness to let Ferguson work without apparent interference as well as their provision of an abundant transfer kitty.



Glazers tell Sir Alex Ferguson: Real Madrid can go 'to hell' over Cristiano Ronaldo transfer

Any doubt that Cristiano Ronaldo is to stay at Manchester United has been swept away by Sir Alex Ferguson, who said the club's American owners, the Glazer family, would ''sit a player in the stand" rather than yield to pressure from Real Madrid to sell the two-time Footballer Of The Year.

What seems to be going on, as Ronaldo prepares for Portugal's opening European Championship match against Turkey next Saturday, is a game involving the player's agent, Jorge Mendes. Recently the United board took the unusual step of denying reports that they were ready to negotiate improved terms with Ronaldo. But Ferguson would probably support any measure to keep the 42-goal star of the Premier and Champions League double and he remains utterly confident that this time, whatever may have happened in the cases of David Beckham and Ruud van Nistelrooy, the Spaniards will not get their man.

Real Madrid sporting director Predrag Mijatovic, meanwhile, has insisted that they have no agreement already in place with Ronaldo. "He is an objective, but we cannot do anything if his club do not want to part with him. Until this time we do not have anything with the player," he told Portuguese newspaper Diario de Noticias.

Mijatovic added: ''It is clear that we are interested, but he has a team and never will we go against the rules of Fifa and Uefa".
 

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Any doubt that Cristiano Ronaldo is to stay at Manchester United has been swept away by Sir Alex Ferguson, who said the club's American owners, the Glazer family, would ''sit a player in the stand" rather than yield to pressure from Real Madrid to sell the two-time Footballer Of The Year.

Mijatovic added: ''It is clear that we are interested, but he has a team and never will we go against the rules of Fifa and Uefa".

1 Hope its not only just talking. We're talking about a lot of money. If they sell him now, Glazer is %&/() T%&/(), but if they keep their words Im willing to reconsider my opinion of them.

2 Doh! Mijatovic and the Real Madrid have been using their biggest fanzine aka Marca to do all dirty work here.
 

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That thread title sounds like this is a forum full of Glazer bummers, Glazer flippin wannabes.

Fergie's not exactly going to call them all sorts of abuse is he? They pay his wages. He wouldn't want to cause unrest amongst United by publically going against them.

The Glazers know that if Ronaldo stays he will bring in more money to United, than if United sell him for £50million.

THe Glazers aren't stupid, horrible indecent losers, but aren't stupid.
 

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Fergie is going to have nothing but praise for the Glazers. They have done nothing publicly tragic so there is nothing to discuss on that front. As previously mentioned, they do pay his wages and we know that generally in football and at Man Utd especially, a united front is put up for the media and for the public, and any issues are resolved in house.
If there were any problems, well we wouldnt know about it until the sh*t really did hit the fan. There has been a lot of talking of Ronaldo leaving at no costs and I really hope it isn't just lies but I cant help but feel that if he decides he wants to go then we can't keep him.
Anyway, as for the Glazers, despite the catastrophe that was predicted, they have kept out of footballing affairs (unlike Abramovich) and they have back us in the transfer market. What more can you ask?
 

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lol every thread on the glazers no matter what forum will always relate back to them being ******* makes me laugh

personally i dont see the big deal with them. owners of football clubs is this generation, sad but true epically for big clubs. so us as fans can make the choice, be a small club *Leeds* that no one wants or be a big club and win titles that everyone wants?

secondly, we want to be the big club so we gotta take on an owner... what would you prefer a controlling russian or some americans that just dont say a word and have no media hype? or that asian guy (cant even pronounce his name let alone spell it) that is on the verge of ruining city...... im not asking fans to like the glazers, just appreciate it could be 10x worse.


You can have a warning for that - rd
 

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glazers are so far quiet because we are enjoying success on the field. they might not be the same if we ended up trophyless like liverpool. so to call them brilliant might be an overstatement.
 

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glazers are so far quiet because we are enjoying success on the field. they might not be the same if we ended up trophyless like liverpool. so to call them brilliant might be an overstatement.
As far as i am concerned the Glazers have turned out to be the ideal owners: they look after the business and let Fergie look after the team with no interference and give him the funds to buy who he wants. Some fans forget the dark days of Edwards and the PLC when we missed out on certain players for the sake of a couple of million quid. I am not happy about the debt but the club is never in danger of going under so let's enjoy our success while it lasts, and lasts! :D
 

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As far as i am concerned the Glazers have turned out to be the ideal owners: they look after the business and let Fergie look after the team with no interference and give him the funds to buy who he wants. Some fans forget the dark days of Edwards and the PLC when we missed out on certain players for the sake of a couple of million quid. I am not happy about the debt but the club is never in danger of going under so let's enjoy our success while it lasts, and lasts! :D
You really think we let Torres go last year because we felt we didn't need him?

No. It's because we couldn't afford him.

Don't let success on the field cloud your judgement ffs.
 
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Stephen said:
No, he banned me for swearing. (which I'm presuming you did)

So why can't you?

Forum rules and all that crap.
No, abo never swore mate.
He posted the words to the song
about Glazer dying, which RD did not
know was a song sung by reds at away games.

RD thought it was very offensive so
deleted it.
I explained about the song so all is ok.
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SALFORD RED said:
No, abo never swore mate.
He posted the words to the song
about Glazer dying, which RD did not
know was a song sung by reds at away games.

RD thought it was very offensive so
deleted it.
I explained about the song so all is ok.
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Fair enough :)
 

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Going out on a limb.....

OK ..... having read several articles on our financial situation, I think that any praise for the Glazers should be delivered with caution at best.

HOWEVER, if I were to put the financial situation aside for a second, I would have to say that they have done well to keep their noses clean. no public spats ala Anfield's meltdown, no problems with Sir Alex (who probably runs the whole show anyway) and what I thought was nice, was that even after we won the biggest proze in club footbal, they stayed in the background.

If Man Utd sign Benzema and they actually manage to balance the fiscal books without damaging our long term ambitions or existense, they might go down as fantastic club owners.

But the verdict is still out and a lot of fans have been priced out of Old Trafford, so let's see what happens, before heaping the praise on them.

I;m not sure, if Fergie cooked up those statements himself, but if the Glazers really did say that Real can go to hell and that Ronnie can sit in the stands, then I like what i'm hearing.
 

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Stephen said:
Why don't you then?
Steve, he does not actually swear as such but it was rather sick in my opinion. Since then SR told me its actually a song sung by FC fans, still sick and not nice. There is an old saying, "what goes around, comes around" - abo might be dead himself next week!
 

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We love you abo! We do! We love you abo! We do! We love you abo! We do! Ohhhh abo we love you!

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Continue posting abo! ;)......just forget about a slight mix up! Anyone can make a mistake!
 
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