Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Fergie Honest About Anniversary Drubbing

Fergie Honest About Anniversary Drubbing

United beat Stoke 5-0 at Old Trafford today and the scoreline suggests this was an easy win with a magnificent performance. Well, it wasn't quite like that: the first half was extremely difficult as Stoke's spirited resistance limited our chances.

In the second half we flew over Stoke and in the end produced a brilliant display for Sir Alex's big day: it was fifty years since making his debut in the Queen's Park first team. Scotland's most famous amateur club was a dream come true for Fergie but this is not a time for dreams...

'The scoreline was fantastic, but I didn't think we played that well in the first half,' he said.

'I thought Stoke did really well, they kept their midfield close to the back four - very difficult to break down.

'Maybe we scored too early (through Ronaldo in the 3rd minute) but the speed of our game wasn't as good as it normally is.

'The goal on half-time killed Stoke and thereafter the second-half performance was marvellous. There was some great football, some great goals.'


Yeah, that's about right.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Zae
Date:Sunday November 16 2008
Time: 1:20AM

Comments

0
Little off-topic but when are we going to see a new poll? Back to the game, I share the same sentiments. We were just passing the ball inside Stoke's box with no sign of a goal coming anytime! I knew however, we would turn up the second half.
ForeverUnited
16/11/2008 01:28:00
0
i think fergie is right united started well and scored the 1st goal of the game but had 2 wait a little while but the patience paid off in the end good result 4 united especially as arsenal dropped points
matth01
16/11/2008 15:39:00
0
The weekend's football results finally put a smile back on my face :) In some ways, I'm glad we didn't play as well as we could: we thrashed Stoke (a team that had held Liverpool at Anfield, and beaten Arsenal) which sent a warning to the rest, yet I'm sure Fergie is not happy, and he will make sure we improve. Oh and depsite everyone saying Arsenal were right back in it last week, whilst we were struggling, we are a point ahead, having played a game less. That lasted a long time didn't it???
Man utd champions
17/11/2008 09:13:00
0
Too bad your tram cant drub Liverpool 5-0 , eh lads....hehe
I Bling Red
18/11/2008 12:42:00
0
tram = team
I Bling Red
18/11/2008 12:43:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

Rooney Admits 4th Will Be Hard Now

Earlier today we posted an article linked to an audio feature that suggested that fourth would be a good enough finish for Manchester United this season.

Sunderland 2 Manchester United 1

United slip to their first ever defeat, in the league, at the Stadium of Light.

Stats: Sunderland v Manchester United

All the stats from Sunderland (2) vs (1) Manchester United, Stadium of Light, 13/02/16 12:45 Att: 41,687

AUDIO: Fourth good enough for #MUFC

As we stated yesterday, in an article, modern football appears to have changed.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Sunderland (a)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea0%
Darmian0%
Blind0%
Smalling0%
Borthwick-Jackson0%
Schneiderlin0%
Mata0%
Lingard0%
Carrick0%
Rooney0%
Martial50%
Love50%
Depay0%
Keane0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 12:45PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 22 2016 7:45PM : Shrewsbury Town (a)
FA Cup
Feb 28 2016 2:05PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 8:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 6 2016 4:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)