Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

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

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.

Writer:Zae
Date:Friday October 23 2009
Time: 8:50PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Will Be Back!

Comments

0
Taggart is right about not having a point to prove, but he's not? Make your damn mind up.
BlueWolfie
24/10/2009 21:20:00
0
C'mon Wolfie! Fergie is NEVER wrong - Official.
fifthcolumnblue
03/11/2009 20:35:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

United v Zorya Luhansk - Team Sheets

Who starts and who doesn't?

Heading Back to the Full England Squad?

It would appear so!

Teenager on Trial at Manchester United

The pursuit of excellence continues to see Manchester United invite youngsters to Old Trafford in a bid to unearth the next Premier League superstar.

United v FC Zorya Luhansk - Early Team News

Tonight Manchester United resume their Europa League campaign with the second of their six scheduled group fixtures.

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)

United v Zorya Luhansk?
Suggested By: Red Boy
Home Win!100%
Away Win!0%
Draw!0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 6 6 0 0 18 13
2 Spurs 6 4 2 0 14 7
3 Arsenal 6 4 1 1 13 8
4 Liverpool 6 4 1 1 13 7
5 Everton 6 4 1 1 13 6
6 Man Utd 6 4 0 2 12 5
7 Crystal Palace 6 3 1 2 10 3
8 Chelsea 6 3 1 2 10 1
9 Southampton 6 2 2 2 8 1
10 WBA 6 2 2 2 8 1
11 Watford 6 2 1 3 7 -1
12 Leicester City 6 2 1 3 7 -3
13 Burnley 6 2 1 3 7 -3
14 Hull City 6 2 1 3 7 -5
15 AFC Bournemouth 6 2 1 3 7 -5
16 Middlesbrough 6 1 2 3 5 -3
17 Swansea 6 1 1 4 4 -5
18 West Ham 6 1 0 5 3 -9
19 Stoke 6 0 2 4 2 -11
20 Sunderland 6 0 1 5 1 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Oct 2 2016 12:00PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 17 2016 8:00PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 23 2016 4:00PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 26 2016 8:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Capital One Cup
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Burnley (H)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 6 2016 3:00PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.JoLil23
2.bigmick603
3.ForeverUnited2
4.Jenered1