Manchester United - Fergie's Wrong: United Do Have A Point To Prove
UK time is: 22:17:39
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Fergie's Wrong: United Do Have A Point To Prove

Sir Alex insists that United do not have a point to prove even though Liverpool did the double over us last season. And he's perfectly right about that.

'I don't see that we have a point to prove. Different games are shaped by circumstances of games,' he told reporters at his press conference.

'You can't look at last season as a barometer of our form or Liverpool's form. Derby games are derby games and anyone can win it.

'Strange things can happen. It has happened so many times.'

True. Yet United do have a point to prove: we have to show we want this win as much as under-pressure Liverpool do. Last season, at Anfield, we withdrew into our shell and did not stand up to their aggressive physical approach; we simply faded away. We have to match them for aggression and bravery and in that case our superior quality will be decisive.

But unfortunately it's a fair accusation that since Moscow this United side, a few exceptions aside (the Arsenal games in the Champions League are the best examples), have been playing from memory. It's a testament to the quality of the team that we have had extraordinary success despite this. But the hunger and the edge that was there before Moscow is gone. Too often we allow ourselves to be bullied off the pitch. It shouldn't happen on Sunday but I fear it will.

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

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 23 2009

Time: 8:50PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Taggart is right about not having a point to prove, but he's not? Make your damn mind up.
Report Abuse
24/10/2009 21:20:00

C'mon Wolfie! Fergie is NEVER wrong - Official.
Report Abuse
03/11/2009 20:35:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

United v PSV Eindhoven - Team-Sheets (Wednesday November 25 2015)

George Best Tribute Tonight (Wednesday November 25 2015)

AUDIO: A Revelation! (Wednesday November 25 2015)

A Wonderful Gesture (Wednesday November 25 2015)

United Need to Be Patient (Wednesday November 25 2015)

AUDIO: Best`s Last Ever Interview (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Chinese Interested in Rooney (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Barcelona Defender Linked (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. TheFamousNo7 13

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Leicester City 13 8 4 1 +8 28
2. Man Utd 13 8 3 2 +10 27
3. Man City 13 8 2 3 +14 26
4. Arsenal 13 8 2 3 +12 26
5. Spurs 13 6 6 1 +13 24
6. West Ham 13 6 3 4 +4 21
7. Everton 13 5 5 3 +8 20

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Man City : 25/11/2015 21:33:01
BFG - We Can Qualify If We Play Without Fear
Arsenal : 25/11/2015 19:51:01
Kos Delighted With 'Important' Win Over Zargeb
Arsenal : 25/11/2015 19:42:00
United v PSV Eindhoven - Team-Sheets
Man Utd : 25/11/2015 18:53:00
Henry Returns to Blackburn
West Ham : 25/11/2015 18:50:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Watford (a)?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 55%
Young 0%
Jones 0%
Smalling 5%
Blind 0%
Schneiderlin 5%
Schweinsteiger 23%
Mata 0%
Herrera 2%
Lingard 1%
Depay 8%
Rojo 0%
McNair 1%
Pereira 0%