Some of our fans are clearly unhappy with the financial position but we mustn’t allow the situation to become divisive. The danger as I see it is that we could be presented as being split, which would be harmful and inaccurate because I believe the vast majority of United fans are behind us and appreciate the importance of standing together in support of the team.
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. We must not lose our focus, which from where I stand is about building a strong football team that will win trophies. That’s what we are about, or at least should be.
We must remain loyal to the cause of Manchester United. The staff and players should be quite one-eyed about that and stay true to the history of the club and all the work done by Sir Matt Busby and the other managers who have contributed to creating the great club we have at Old Trafford today.
This is not about stifling criticism; it’s simply a plea to stand together rather than take action that will damage ourselves more than anyone else.