MANCHESTER, England, Jan 24, 2010 (AFP) – Sir Alex Ferguson has pleaded with Manchester United supporters to put their dissatisfaction with the club’s owners behind them and back his team as they attempt to retain their Premier League title. Before Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Hull, which featured an astonishing four-goal performance from Wayne Rooney, Ferguson used his programme notes to appeal for United’s increasingly militant fans to cease their campaign against the Glazer family. “The family of Manchester United is under pressure as a result of all the issues and controversies surrounding the ownership and financial situation of our club,” wrote Ferguson. “Some of our fans are clearly unhappy with the financial position, but we mustn’t allow the situation to become divisive. “I could see our opponents rubbing their hands with glee at the thought of watching us fall out among ourselves if we don’t all think carefully about what we are doing.” During the victory over Hull, which took United to the top of the table for the first time in over three months, supporters sporadically broke into chants against the Glazers although Ferguson insisted that was no problem for his players. “I don’t think it was dissenting against…
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