Newcastle legend Shearer has revealed that Ferguson feels sad for the club, and has also disclosed that he has been asked to get tickets for Championship games between Forest and the Magpies by English golfer Lee Westwood, who is a Reds fan.
“I saw the match on TV at Augusta, where I have been out to watch The Masters this weekend,” Shearer wrote in The Sun. “As you would expect, I got plenty of stick, with Nottingham Forest fan Lee Westwood popping in and shouting across the room ‘Can you sort me tickets for Newcastle-Forest next year?’”
“Even Sir Alex was saying how sad it is for him to see Newcastle down at the bottom,” added the Englishman. “He knows just how big a club they are and what football means to the area, with 52,000 die-hard Geordies turning up each week.
“But he also admitted he is not surprised at Newcastle’s plight. And let’s face it, we’ve all seen it coming.”
Newcastle are running out of games, and it is very likely that they will end up in the Championship next season.
Rafael Benitez’s side are struggling to win at the moment, as defensively they continue to look vulnerable and are not scoring enough goals.
Newcastle are one of the biggest clubs in England and regularly get around 50,000 fans for their home games at St. James’ Park, but the players are not performing on the pitch.