Wigan's Roberto Martinez clarifies Sir Alex Ferguson comments

29 October 2009 11:14
Martinez has also contacted Steve Bruce, Sam Allardyce and Rafael Benitez after they were all implicated in the article. [LNB]The Spaniard felt the need to clear the air after categorically denying he suggested the Football Association are afraid to punish United manager Ferguson. [LNB] Related ArticlesWigan's Martínez slams Ferguson's 'loyalists' and FAFootballer Marlon King told woman 'I'm a multi-millionaire' before breaking her noseBurnley suffer first home defeatSport on televisionMartinez said: "Those managers have probably been in this situation and know how things work. I have had a lot of support in that respect. [LNB]"To speak about other managers you need to win the league. But it is not in my nature to be outspoken." [LNB]It was suggested that Martinez claimed Ferguson had faithful followers in Bruce and Allardyce while Benitez was the target of constant sniping. [LNB]Martinez said: "I have the utmost respect for Sir Alex Ferguson, Sam Allardyce, Steve Bruce and Rafael Benitez. [LNB]"Sir Alex is probably the best manager in the world while Steve has worked under him and we have a good relationship as he worked at Wigan before me. [LNB]"As for Sam I respect his achievements and what he has done in the Premier League. I also respect Rafa as he is one of the most successful Spanish managers ever. [LNB]"It is important they all know I was very disappointed with the stories that were circulating. It is a very unfortunate situation but people need to understand what happened." [LNB]

Source: Telegraph