Sir Alex Ferguson has reminded Manchester United ‘you have a duty to entertain’ ahead of their return to the Champions League.
The Red Devils’ victory in the Europa League final against Ajax means they will return to Europe’s top table next term.
Speaking ahead of this season’s Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid in Cardiff, Fergie stressed the importance of entertaining the fans as well as producing winning football.
“The counter attack has become more prominent today; the condition of pitches is superb today; and also the protection of footballers has become more prevalent,” he told UEFA.com.
“So a lot of these things add up to what you’re seeing as a far better spectacle.
“I think you have a duty and a responsibility to entertain. We have to always remember that there’s a public to be entertained.
“In my time at United, it was ‘as long as you win.’ If it was 4-3, OK, or 5-4, OK. My last game was 5-5 (at West Brom in 2013).
“I couldn’t ask for a better score in my last game at United.”