MUST Responds To Article

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Following a meeting on Saturday between Man United fans, The Guardian printed a story claiming that Man United fans are calling for Sir Alex Ferguson to resign.

Man United fans aired their opinions on what we can do to get rid of the Glazers. One fan said that we should call for Sir Alex Ferguson to resign. Sir Alex is one of the biggest names in world football, if he quits and shows the Glazers what he feels then surely they will leave. This is assuming that Sir Alex feels the same as the majority of fans and wants them to leave.

MUST (Manchester United Supporters Trust) has responded to this article and as a result, it has been changed.

The statement read:

Contrary to reports today regarding Manchester United supporters calling for Sir Alex Ferguson to resign MUST (the Manchester United Supporters Trust) wishes to put it on record that we believe the organisation and the vast majority of United supporters are 100% behind Sir Alex Ferguson. The only people we want to see leave Old Trafford are the Glazer family.

All United supporters are entitled to voice their opinion but these comments were made by one individual at a meeting where it was made clear it was private and journalists were briefed that it was totally off the record to allow supporters to speak freely. We believe that all those journalists who attended the meeting respected this agreement but the story came from reports on internet message boards followed by a call direct to Mr Flacks rather than from the meeting itself.... See More

MUST does not believe that the views expressed represented a widespread view of those present and indeed another speaker who offered the counter point of view was given a loud round of applause in response.

We believe Johnny Flacks and indeed every Manchester United supporter is absolutely entitled to express their views but it is important to distinguish individual views from those of organisations or those present at a meeting.

We believe Manchester United has the best manager, the best players and the best supporters. It is only the owners that let our great club down. They should go before they do any more damage.

Personally I wouldn’t want Sir Alex to resign and I don’t think it would work anyway. The only thing it would really do is get a lot more press attention to this story.

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