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Fergie's Pleased With The Intensity Of Our Play

Apparently, Sir Alex is pleased with the intensity of United's football tonight. Well, it seems then it's unlikely that we'll ever cease to be so pedestrian. Of course he hasn't had the time to analyse the game yet as he has been asked right after the final whistle and obviously he focused on the incredibly pompous referee who failed to award an obvious, stonewall penalty when Fletcher was clipped in the box.

'I can't believe it. I can't believe the decision. It's one of the worst I've seen in my lifetime.'

'Their goalkeeper made some fantastic saves. I thought the intensity of our play, and particularly in the last 25 minutes, was terrific.'

Last 25? Fifteen, with extra time taken into account. Before that, it was actually the intensity which was lamentable: we were pedestrian, lacked urgency and seemed too lazy to hassle the opposition, to force them to make mistakes. Is it tactics or is the team's concentration or stamina not up to the job? Either way it's bad news and tonight cannot be dismissed as a hiccup as it's a recurring problem - it was already present last season.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 3 2009

Time: 10:47PM

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I'm pretty sure he will have said the opposite when he was in the dressing room.He very rarely criticizes the players in front of the media as he knows how the media can twist his words and try to create a story which in reality doesn't exist.
Antriksh (abmtd)
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04/11/2009 07:59:00

We did play some very good pressing football, when we can play like that, why dont we?
One United 92
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04/11/2009 08:13:00

Our intensity only picks up after we have gone behind if we take our last few seasons into account.The 2006-07 season was the season where we were at our scintillating best.
Antriksh (abmtd)
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04/11/2009 08:25:00

For me One United 92,that very good pressing football only seriously kicked into gear in the final 15-20 minutes and thats where your questioning is so right that why can't we play like that right from the start.
Antriksh (abmtd)
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04/11/2009 08:29:00

I think its Fergie's instructions... I see the team as being held back, and then he suddenly lets them loose... But he always does that when its already too late. A team like united should be playing full out attacking football. Score as many as you can, kind of thing. 1 or 2 goals shouldnt be enough for us.
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04/11/2009 11:41:00

You were a mess until the closing moments of the game (which at least you acknowleged). Taggart has either lost the plot, or is lying out of his backside.
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04/11/2009 23:16:00

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04/11/2009 23:16:00

C'mon Wolfie - the man is a demi-god, so he's obviously capable of doing both at the same time - and frequently does.
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04/11/2009 23:17:00

Pardon the multiple postings, computer crashed in the middle!
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05/11/2009 09:19:00

So glad ole rednose is pleased, ladies. Maybe he should please a few hundred thousand veterans by his team wearing a poppy on they come to the home of the Chelsea Pensioner. DISGRACEFUL!
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05/11/2009 09:20:00

C Moon. Paul 'thumbs aloft' Macca's biggest and bestest hit! Bit quiet here, where are all the rags tonight?
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