Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson backs England boss Fabio Capello in John Terry row

The Red Devils boss believes the Italian has a right to give his opinion on the Three Lions captaincy, insisting that managers are the most important people in a team

Fabio Capello has received public backing from Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson after revealing that he was unhappy with the FA's decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy.

The Chelsea defender had the armband taken away from him on Friday after it was announced that his court case for allegedly racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand had been adjourned until after Euro 2012.

Sir Alex believes the Italian was not wrong in expressing his opinion and has reiterated his belief that the manager is the most important figure in a football club.

He told Sky Sports News: “There's nothing wrong with having an opinion.

"I think what'll happen in the next few days is there'll have to be a coming together of the Football Association hierarchy and Fabio Capello because he's the team manager and the importance over the position.

"Without question the most important person at a football club is the manager, no question about it."