Sir Alex Ferguson condemns Hillsborough chants

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has condemned the section of his side’s fans that chanted unsavoury taunts aimed at Liverpool fans and the Hillsborough disaster.

A small section of Red Devils’ supporters were said to have sang the chants in the team’s 4-0 win over Wigan on Saturday, and the Scottish boss has stated that the incident was unacceptable.

“I didn’t hear it but everyone seemed to hear it and I could tell from the directors’ box, David Gill [the chief executive] was ­disappointed,” The Telegraph quote Ferguson as saying.

“That’s a new chant, it only started after the Suárez situation but in view of the climate and having ­spoken on Friday asking supporters to adhere to the policy that we want to adopt [it was disappointing].

“We are completely in support of Liverpool Football Club at this moment and we understand what those families must have felt reading that report.

“So it was disappointing to hear that and you’re right, it was a minority and in our society there is a minority that want to be heard and that is the difficulty nowadays but as a club we are totally supportive of Liverpool Football Club in this 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,” he concluded.

United take on Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday.

By Gareth McKnight

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