Fans have no patience - Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson says supporters "no longer have patience" with managers and believes Steve Bruce suffered at Sunderland because he was a Geordie.

Bruce was sacked as Sunderland manager on Wednesday and Ferguson believes Alex McLeish, the manager of United's opponents on Saturday Aston Villa, is suffering because he used to manage Villa's rivals Birmingham.

The United manager backs his former captain to bounce back and believes he will be helped in the long run by his experiences at Sunderland.

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