To me it has always been obvious what Sir Alex is doing. He is staying at the club knowing that if The Good Ship Manchester is going to be in turbulent waters. Then he is the best one to steer it. To me it is as simple and blatantly obvious as that.
I would think it highly likely that Sir Alex if not hating the Glazers personally, certainly hates what they have done to the clubs purse strings. But others have rightly pointed out, what can he do? Alex is being the hero, he is continuing doing his job regardless and maybe even because of this handicapping hard period in our clubs history. He knows that we can still compete with that extra 15 percent that his genius man management provides.
I suspect one day when the red, as well as the green and gold dust has settled, we will see an auto-biography that will tell us how he decided to grin and bear it bite his lip and put on a show for the worlds media. Yes the greatest manager of all time is effectively "taking one for the team". He is doing it for Love of MUFC, his legacy and knowing the old devil, or should I say red devil - for the sheer challenge it presents.