Blackburn have been vocal in their opposition to Steve Kean
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes that the majority of Blackburn Rovers fans that chose to protest against manager Steve Kean are now regretting their actions.
Kean came under intense scrutiny from sections of the supporters this season after a disappointing run of form, with a number of Blackburn's fans staging protests for the removal of the Scot.
However, Rovers have recently enjoyed an upturn in form that has lifted them out of the relegation zone, and Ferguson, whose side travel to Ewood Park on Monday, has come to the defence of his compatriot.
"I am sure a lot of them are saying to themselves 'I wish I hadn't done that'," Ferguson said of the Blackburn fans. "Things can change. You have to dig in and not let it get to you.
"Now no-one is talking about fans having protest marches. He has held his dignity very well and deserves 100 per cent praise from everyone, including his own supporters. He has shown his mettle in times when it was difficult for him."
Ferguson expects Rio Ferdinand to be fit for the weekend encounter, but the game should arrive too soon for recovering winger Nani.
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Find it hard to beleive that Steve Kean gets praise, when he took over Rovers were sitting comfortably in mid table, now we have been fighting relegation for the past two seasons, where is the progress we were told about?
After getting beat by Bolton at home after we had been beaten by West Brom we were dead and buried and he should have been sacked, fair play he has got us out of the relgation zone but we should never have been there in the first place.
Blackburn Rovers fans have seen there club turn into a shambles and deserve the right to voice their concerns!
Its nice of Sir Alex to forgive Blackburn of minding our title that once
Ernie, please don't lump all Arsenal fans together in the same bracket as those fools and idiots that have been calling for Wenger's head for the last couple of years!!!
I'm not even sure any of them are true Arsenal fans, just a bunch of glory hunters or other team supporters that seem to think they have a right to comment on all things Arsenal (Zulu is a very good example of this!)
If any of you on here have been reading this website since September (and before that) you would have noticed my comments. I am a diehard gooner and in Wenger I have always trusted.
I have also written comments about the stupid Blackburn fans as well.
As a true fan and supporter it's when your club is down that they really need your support not when everything is going okay and your winning trophies. So when I see stupid comments from people like Zulu screaming for managers to be sacked I find it annoying.
I bet when SAF arrived at Utd and they weren't doing so well the likes of Zulu were calling for his head NOW I bet he'd kneel down and give the man a blowj0b!!!
Do they regret it?
I wouldn't be so sure, it's people like that who are never happy unless the team is winning EVERY match. They will probably be moaning about the fact that they should have never been in that position in the first place.
Look at the flack Kenny Dalglish is getting at the moment for example, just because results aren't going how we hoped, look at how Carlo Ancelotti got criticized last year, just one year after winning the DOUBLE..
Football fans are very fickle, and let's be honest the only fans in England happy RIGHT NOW are Man Utd, but even they wanted Fergie sacked at the start of his time there. Just imagine what would've happened if FAN POWER had the same impact then, that it does now.
As usual SAFf gets it spot on again,nothing worse than hypercritical Blackburn fans bellyaching about their teams position and then being two faced and cheering when things start to turn around .Where do they thing their rightful league position should be anyway ?
Steve Kean deserves credit not only for turning the teams form around but with the style of play which is attractive and entertaining ,he has kept his composure and dignity under immense pressure and strain and it would please me greatly if another team came and poached him next season
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