ALEX FERGUSON says he is “insulted” by claims he backs the Glazer family’s ownership of Manchester United because of personal gain.

Fergie ‘insulted’ at Glazer claims

It has been suggested Fergie stands to profit from the floating of some shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

He said: “In regards to suggestions I have praised the Glazer family because I stand to financially benefit from the proposed Initial Public Offering, there is not a single grain of truth in this allegation.

“I do not receive any payments, directly or indirectly, from the IPO.

“Ultimately, I run the football side of this club and in order to do this, you need backing from above.

“The Glazer family have let me get on with my job, there is no interference or obstruction, only support.”

Ferguson has also confirmed skipper Nemanja Vidic will be part of United’s tour of Scandinavia.

Vidic remained in Manchester when they headed off to South Africa and China last month.

But the Serbian has now completed his recovery from a cruciate operation and will bolster Ferguson’s defensive with both Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling are on the sidelines.