Ferguson backing for rival Benitez

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken in defence of his Liverpool counterpart Rafael Benitez by suggesting the Anfield club´s owners have undermined him.

Benitez´s position has been the subject of continual speculation in the past two months amid reports his relationship with American co-chairmen George Gillett and Tom Hicks has broken down.

Speaking from Saudi Arabia where United are on a short winter tour, Ferguson said: "At big clubs, it´s absolutely paramount that the board show their class. Arsene Wenger has had great support at Arsenal and I´ve had great support, too, ever since I came here. So there´s a certain type of unity there."

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