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Fergie's Hunt For The Red October

Sir Alex Ferguson has indicated that he expects his team to finally hit form after the 3-1 win over Middlesbrough on Tuesday. The gaffer once again insisted that October would be our month.

'I think the form of the team is starting to come. I think we expected that,' he said.

'As I said a few weeks ago, by October we'll be back to normal I hope.

'There's been a lot of encouraging signs in the last two games. Some of the football on Tuesday night was excellent. The first half against Chelsea was excellent.'


Fergie added that some players are still short of match fitness and that has an impact on their performances but it will all fall neatly together for October.

Last season we had a brilliant October: it was the time when we put four past everyone who came our way - that great run ended at the first November game: Arsenal, away.

Something similar would be welcome after a stuttering start though of course it's the media who've blown all things out of proportions: our start hasn't been terrible, just not very good. The dismal nature of losing at Liverpool was compensated by the performance and the point at Stamford Bridge and now these fixtures are out of the way - so time to make up some lost ground on the leaders.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 26 2008

Time: 9:43PM

Your Comments

okay, okay, I'll give in it's a great headline :-)
merlin
Defninitely encouraging signs. No top four team could have the first four fixtures we've had, with THREE being away and come up with maximum points! I'm happy we really arent that far behind with a game still in hand.
ForeverUnited
It's not a great start, and coming as they have, we've got some work to do. BUT we can go level on points with Chelsea if we win our game in hand (whenever that is) and we both get equal points up till then. We've had exactly the same start this season as last, and Newcastle H and Liverpool, Chelsea, Portsmouth A is harder than Reading, Tottenham H, Portsmouth, Man City A. We're only lower down the table because we've played less games. If these games had come seperately through the season, and we'd got the points we have, we'd have actually said that we'd done pretty well.
Man utd champions
Hopefully, our season is up and running now, though I do have early concerns about about our attack. It shoudl all turn out right; after all, everyone was writing off the Tevez-Rooney partnership, and look how that turned out. But Rooney's form does worry me - he's still working as hard as ever, but nothing seems to work for him, and at times, he seems lost and frustrated. Berbatov hopefully just needs time to get fitness; Tevez has looked promising again; but I do just worry about Wayne. As for Ronaldo, a good start with a goal against Middlesbrough, a fair few more are needed, however, before he regains my respect. Our defence also needs to tighten up a bit - we were fine against Chelsea and Portsmouth, but against Liverpool we looked slightly lost at the back. Also, anyone else slightly concerned by van der Sar? Wouldn't like to say anything yet, but I think he's coming to the end of his Old Trafford career - looks a bit shaky?
Man utd champions
 

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