Ferguson welcomes security from 'nasty' Arsenal fans
Sir Alex Ferguson has welcomed the extra security Arsenal intend to provide at the Emirates Stadium for Manchester United's visit tomorrow.
Ferguson was unhappy at the treatment he received last year, believing Arsenal supporters have been allowed to get too close to the United dug-out.
After an internal investigation, the Gunners have reviewed their security arrangements and will provide increased stewarding for Ferguson and his coaching staff.
It is hoped the move will prevent a repeat of the ugly scenes during last season's 2-2 draw which even someone as experienced as Ferguson could not turn a blind eye to.
"It is quite right they have improved the security," said Ferguson.
"Last year was pretty unsavoury. In fact, I think it was nasty. It should not happen when you build a modern stadium like that.
"It is too open for my liking. It is a weakness in the planning that you don't provide safety for the visiting substitutes and staff."
If anything, the abuse Ferguson gets at the Emirates is worse than it was at Highbury.
However, United also need to address the awful abuse Arsene Wenger receives from Red Devils fans before the Gunners head to Manchester for the return fixture on May 16.
Latest in Sport
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: The biggest fight of all time, or maybe just the most lucrative?
What time does Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao start?
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: What time does it start and where can I watch it?
Sir Alex Ferguson reveals who he thinks is better between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
- 2 Why this father didn’t hide his daughter’s heroin overdose in her obituary
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 The most powerful passports in the world
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove