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Neville: 'Unforgivable Results'

Gary Neville admits United players produced some 'nnforgivable results' last season.

Neville believes that is no excuse.

Neville: 'Second wasn't our ambition or our aim, but towards the end of the season it was the best we could do. It gives us a better chance of starting next season with good preparation.

'We wanted to avoid coming back early for a qualification match in Europe and we've done that.

'There is the World Cup that will take away everyone's attention from club football, but the players must have it in the back of their minds that we have a lot to put right next season.

'However, there is a good feeling about the place that we can do that. We're positive about next season.

'Without doubt that was the big disappointment of the season. The game in Benfica was always going to be a difficult match, and I think, really, we'd lost it before that by drawing at home to Villarreal and Lille and then losing away to Lille.

'The Lille results were unforgivable, even though there were reasons for them; we were decimated by injuries to four or five key players.

'I'm not making excuses, that is just the situation we were dealing with at the time. We suffered badly from it; our form and confidence just went.

'We've seen with Liverpool and Arsenal that you don't have to be at the peak of your own league to get to the final. Next year we'll be going for the title because that is the bread and butter of any team, but we need to have a really good shot at Europe.

'That spurs you on. Maybe the manager will bring in another right back - he'll want two players in every position like all the top four or five sides want.

'That's the competition you have to be up against at Manchester United. It's the same for every player and I am no different. If you're not playing at your best you will be out of the team.'




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Writer: Cantona Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 14 2006

Time: 2:28PM

Your Comments

what are 'nnforgivable results' ?
marksennett
lol duno must mean unforgiveable. If you had a stronger start to the season you would of challenged chelsea all the way.
jono_forest
funny though how even though the points we gained this season would have been enough to have won the premiership for the past 3 seasons. it just shows that chelsea are a fantastic team. theyve stepped it up into the next level. and who said the premiership was boring eh
swellhead43
Well i would rather be 2nd than win the way chelsea have atleast man utd didnt buy 2nd place! MAN UTD TILL I DIE!!!!
MaN uTd GaL
they wouldnt of done it without the money
green giant 12
 

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