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At Least Fergie Was Graceful In Defeat

United threw the game away against Liverpool after going in front with a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty. Sir Alex Ferguson admitted the visitors deserved to win because the capitalised on United's dreadful mistakes.

'It`s difficult to defend a 4-1 defeat. We got in front and then threw the game away. It`s a hard one to take. But at this club it`s always about how you respond. When you lose a game: respond. And that is what we will do."

"Nemanja has been unbelievably consistent for us this season. Players do have off days, and he`s made a mistake. He`s a human being, all players make mistakes. It`s just a costly one for us."


Fergie added that he could have no complaints about the red card Vida received: we would have been looking for a red card it was against us, he admitted.

"But if the league was starting today, you`d take a four-point advantage with a game in hand. The goal difference is narrowed, it`s only five goals now. It was a bad day, but we have to kick on.'

That's perfectly true but. Let's imagine a scenario when Liverpool desperately want to LOSE at Old Trafford. It's surreal all right but yesterday they would have won even if they had wanted to lose. And that's the most horrible. We have beaten ourselves AGAIN.

I'm still hoping we'll get Liverpool in the European Cup.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday March 15 2009

Time: 3:10PM

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what went wrong , man utd looked very poor today
Kimbo
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15/03/2009 15:31:00

what went wrong , man utd looked very poor today
Kimbo
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15/03/2009 15:31:00

Saying that the better team lost isn't being graceful in defeat, quite the opposite.
JohnDoe
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15/03/2009 15:34:00

Saying that the better team lost isn't being graceful in defeat, quite the opposite.
JohnDoe
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15/03/2009 15:34:00

Where is the grace in that? Sir Rudolph hasn't said that the right team won, he hasn't even praised us he has said that mistakes costs ManU and you threw the match away, hardly grace from where I'm sitting. Didn't he also say that the better team had in actual fact lost!
Chubby Alonso
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15/03/2009 16:52:00

Where is the grace in that? Sir Rudolph hasn't said that the right team won, he hasn't even praised us he has said that mistakes costs ManU and you threw the match away, hardly grace from where I'm sitting. Didn't he also say that the better team had in actual fact lost!
Chubby Alonso
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15/03/2009 16:52:00

Hang on - he is laughably ssaying that United were the better team!!! how is that being gracious? he doesnt know the meaning of the word. Thats like Big Sam coming out and saying he thought that Blackburn were the better side against the Gunners yesterday!
Mikey D
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15/03/2009 17:10:00

Hang on - he is laughably ssaying that United were the better team!!! how is that being gracious? he doesnt know the meaning of the word. Thats like Big Sam coming out and saying he thought that Blackburn were the better side against the Gunners yesterday!
Mikey D
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15/03/2009 17:10:00

In the full article he did give credit to liverpool for their win then went on to talk about vidic...those lines are not on here for whatever reason...... I agree with the gaffer...and we as fans need to put this painful memory behind and focus on the next game as for me I would love to see us vs liverpool in the final of champions league....that would be a dream final
ibrahiy
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15/03/2009 17:19:00

In the full article he did give credit to liverpool for their win then went on to talk about vidic...those lines are not on here for whatever reason...... I agree with the gaffer...and we as fans need to put this painful memory behind and focus on the next game as for me I would love to see us vs liverpool in the final of champions league....that would be a dream final
ibrahiy
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15/03/2009 17:19:00

Just a bad day at the office
denno4
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15/03/2009 18:01:00

Just a bad day at the office
denno4
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15/03/2009 18:01:00

"We have beaten ourselves AGAIN." If you think back, it was actually us who beat you. Very gracious, the better team lost even though they couldn't score from open play, well done Sir Purple Face
JonLFC
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16/03/2009 01:06:00

"We have beaten ourselves AGAIN." If you think back, it was actually us who beat you. Very gracious, the better team lost even though they couldn't score from open play, well done Sir Purple Face
JonLFC
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16/03/2009 01:06:00

seriously I can't wait for fulham,this game is stuck in my head,victory over fulham would be the best way of putting this nightmare behind me.
abmutd
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16/03/2009 05:54:00

seriously I can't wait for fulham,this game is stuck in my head,victory over fulham would be the best way of putting this nightmare behind me.
abmutd
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16/03/2009 05:54:00

Saying the team that lost 4-1 was the better side, refusing to talk to the press afterwards. Graceful in the extreme. Altogether now, Fergie's cracking up....
KB1
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16/03/2009 09:35:00

Saying the team that lost 4-1 was the better side, refusing to talk to the press afterwards. Graceful in the extreme. Altogether now, Fergie's cracking up....
KB1
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16/03/2009 09:35:00

Graceful in defeat by refusing to speak to sky.......All Skys fault wasnt it that it was a Sat 1pm Kickoff....
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16/03/2009 11:50:00

Graceful in defeat by refusing to speak to sky.......All Skys fault wasnt it that it was a Sat 1pm Kickoff....
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16/03/2009 11:50:00

graceful in defeat - my that's a feckin first!
merlin
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16/03/2009 19:51:00

graceful in defeat - my that's a feckin first!
merlin
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16/03/2009 19:51:00

 

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