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Fergie: 'They Play For 5 Mins'

Sir Alex will cause another storm in this bitter on-going battle with the Scousers by saying 'Liverpool can play for only five minutes and win the game'.

Liverpool won the game, but Ferguson was not too impressed by Benitez's men.

Ferguson: 'Liverpool can play for only five minutes and win the game, that is the way they are. They pump the ball into the box and with good set-piece delivery they keep you under pressure.

'We did not have enough height to cope with that, losing Rio (Ferdinand) was a blow. You need a bit of luck in the cup and I think it went against us this time.

'We dominated the second half, no question, but we should have done better in the first. They had one shot on goal which was saved by (Edwin) Van der Sar before their winner, and as I say they only need to play for five minutes because that is the way they are because they they keep such a tight ship at the back.'




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Writer: Cantona Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 19 2006

Time: 10:43AM

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"Dominated"? Sorry, which game was SAF watching? His team did nothing and Pepe Reina had no real effort to save all game. Forget the first-half, during which his side were lucky not to have a penalty awarded against them, but how can you call a second-half performance that doesn't test the opposing goalkeeper domination? You could have put David Blunkett in goal for Liverpool in that match and he would have kept a clean sheet. SAF clearly can't see what's obvious to almost everyone else: his team lost because they were poor in almost every department. Edwin Van der Sar is the only one of his players who turned up to play, his defence was to blame for the goal and was lucky that the referee didn't spot where the offense by Gary Neville on Harry Kewell took place, his midfield was lightweight and practically boys-vs-men, and his forwards did nothing. Time to visit the optician, Sir Alex.
Harry P
I agree with Harry P here. SAF is slowly showing the effects of old age ... poor eyesight and bad memory loss. It would seem, in his mind, that the whole world is to blame for the poor performances his side have shown this season, but never him. Maybe this is because Utd are still in 2nd place and in some crazy way he thinks this as vindication for is team selections. However I offer two rebukes: 1. utd have fallen at the group stage of the champions league for the first time in a long while, and in what all described as one of the easier groups, 2. if they keep playing like that to the end of the season and they may offer 4th place to Arsenal, thus allowing the Gunners to keep hold of their precious Thierry Henry. Could SAF possibly stay if this were to occur.
sidinho
 

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