Sir Alex called for an end to the unsavoury chanting from both sides last week, but United were in the headlines after the club spoke out about chanting that took place during the victory over Wigan. United face Liverpool this Sunday and it is feared that chanting from both sides will be in the headlines again, so Sir Alex has reaffirmed his stance on the matter.
Speaking at a presser ahead of tomorrow’s match with Galatasaray, Sir Alex said:
“I didn’t hear it [the chants at the Wigan game], but everyone else seemed to hear it. David Gill heard it in the director’s box and was disappointed.
“The chant is a new chant. It only started after the Suarez situation [the Liverpool forward was found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra last season].
“But in the current climate and having spoken on Friday, asking our supporters to adhere to the policy that we want to adopt – that we’re completely in support of Liverpool Football Club at this moment in time and we understand what those families must have felt during the week when they got that report – it was disappointing to hear that.
“It’s a minority, though, and in society there’s a minority who want to be heard. That’s the difficultly you’ve got nowadays.
“As a club we’re totally in support of Liverpool and the situation they’re in. It’s going to be a very emotional day on Sunday and we’ll support them in every way we can.”