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Sir Alex Ferguson has hit back at criticism of the Glazer family, describing the Manchester United owners as ‘nothing but supportive’.

The Glazers completed a £790million takeover of United in 2005 and the deal was greeted by protest from sections of the Old Trafford fanbase.

The United boss is insists he has an excellent relationship with the Glazers and has contrasted the club’s stability to the uncertainty at other clubs.

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez fell out with owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks, but Ferguson insists he enjoys a harmonious relationship with the United board.

“At a number of clubs there have been problems with friction between managers and owners,” said Ferguson.

“But you can see how smoothly the United ship is running as far as that is concerned, despite early hostility over the Glazer family’s ownership.

“Those protests were unfair because they weren’t given a chance but the Glazers kept their cool and our owners have been nothing but supportive.

“Good teamwork starts at the top and I am happy to say, that is what we have at Old Trafford.”

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