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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.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 16 2008

Time: 1:20AM

Your Comments

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
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
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
Too bad your tram cant drub Liverpool 5-0 , eh lads....hehe
I Bling Red
tram = team
I Bling Red
 

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