Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Fergie: We Were Too Relaxed

Fergie: We Were Too Relaxed

Sir Alex admitted he felt relieved after Bolton's late siege in a game United should have wrapped by the hour mark. The boss also commented on an alarming phenomenon which many of us noticed - namely that the team is just too relaxed and lax on occasions.

'We made it hard for ourselves when we should've been well in front,' Sir Alex told MUTV.

'When Bolton scored late on, the last 10 minutes were nervous. We panicked at times but we got through it - just.

'Some of the football was very good. There was great speed to our game and we were a constant threat to them. It's a pity we didn't get our second goal earlier on, because we could have run up another good score.

When Bolton came into the game a little bit before half-time, we caught them on the break. That was a comfort zone for us - maybe too much because they were relaxed in terms of their play in the second half.'


Too right - and it was obvious against City (think about Rio's 'pass' in the 90th minute) and even against Sunderland where the players seemed to think that we would somehow win the game, no matter how badly we play. It doesn't work like that and we were caught out this way in 2001/02 where sometimes we seemed to think it was our divine right to win games simply by sending on our shirts.

It's Liverpool away next in the league and they will be certainly up for it as so far they made a mockery of the media predictions that they would win the league, no matter how laughable these predictions were anyway. We just have to start concentrating properly, as champions do. Because otherwise the total farce that was the 2001/02 season could repeat itself.



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

Writer:Zae
Date:Saturday October 17 2009
Time: 6:48PM

Comments

0
Congratulations SAF, you've just been accepted into the SCHOOL of the INCREDIBLY OBVIOUS! The players need a stern talking to ahead of Moscow! I'm really flustered today aren't I?
ForeverUnited
17/10/2009 18:54:00
0
Just seen the game on TV and I think you were a little lucky today. Then again, as they say, you make your own luck!
herringthorpe
17/10/2009 23:59:00
0
Boltons keeper had an excellent game. He made some cracking saves especially from Berbatov and Evans. Dominated for 70 minutes then under the cosh for last 20. People can call that lucky if they like. 9 games into the league season no need to be worried yet. If similar performance in 5-6 games times then yes cause for concern. Ganes after internationals are never easy.
NotoriousRedDevil
19/10/2009 05:33:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Manchester United Articles

United in Talks Relating to Inter Milan Midfielder

Speculation is doing the rounds that suggests Manchester United are looking to do some transfer business with Inter Milan.

United Vying with other clubs for two Defenders

Recent transfer speculation has, as we`ve reported, linked Manchester United with the acquisition of a left-back.

United Loan Star in the Dog House

The season long loan spell of Guillermo Varela has taken a strange twist.

Ibrahimovic Will Remain in Europe

Recuperating from surgery on his bad knee injury, it is still a long way back to full-fitness for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Europal League Final - MOTM?
Suggested By: Red Boy
Romero6%
Valencia1%
Smalling1%
Blind0%
Darmain1%
Herrera33%
Pogba12%
Mata0%
Fellaini40%
Mkhitaryan3%
Rashford1%
Lingard0%
Martial1%
Rooney1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Chelsea 38 30 3 5 93 52
2 Spurs 38 26 8 4 86 60
3 Man City 38 23 9 6 78 41
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 76 36
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 75 33
6 Man Utd 38 18 15 5 69 25
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 61 18
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 46 -7
9 AFC Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 46 -12
10 WBA 38 12 9 17 45 -8
11 West Ham 38 12 9 17 45 -17
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 44 -15
13 Stoke 38 11 11 16 44 -15
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 41 -13
15 Swansea 38 12 5 21 41 -25
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 40 -16
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 40 -28
R Hull City 38 9 7 22 34 -43
R Middlesbrough 38 5 13 20 28 -26
R Sunderland 38 6 6 26 24 -40
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Aug 7 2017 12:00AM : Leicester City (a)
Community Shield

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Victorpeter0011
2.mykwoi1
3.ForeverUnited1
Vital Football Comment