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United - And Our Problem Is?

United - And Our Problem Is?

The partial domestic break appears to have given Sir Alex Ferguson time to reflect.

With Manchester United sitting third in the table, behind Manchester City and the leaders Chelsea, Sir Alex has spoken about the sides failings in those first seven Premier League fixtures of the season.

Viewing his comments, Sir Alex appears to have come to the conclusion that our main problem is a lack of that killer instinct that was, once, our trademark.

Speaking about the subject, Sir Alex is quoted as having said, in a leading red-top publication,

"This present team does not kill off sides as well as they should - that`s the one area where I would like to see an improvement."

"At Fulham we missed a penalty with three minutes to go, which would have made it 3-1 and put the game out of sight. We threw points away there."

"And then it was even worse at Everton, where we threw away two goals in injury time. That`s unthinkable."

"We were wasteful and paid the ultimate price."


But, whilst Sir Alex appears, in a roundabout way, to castigate his defence, although it should be mentioned that defence starts from the very front, he has no qualms about his side going forward, further commenting,

"We haven`t had a problem scoring goals - we got three against Liverpool, Everton, West Ham and Newcastle. That suggests we don`t have a difficulty finding the net."

Just running down the clock some of us would say!

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Writer:Red Boy
Date:Thursday October 7 2010
Time: 5:00PM

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Got to wonder why we seem to buckle. We use to be able to hold 1-0 leads all the time whereas now we can throw a 3-1 lead away like nothing.
TheFamousNo7
07/10/2010 18:20:00
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long may it continue..... No7, the bubble is slowly deflating, have you won away this year?
cityman51
07/10/2010 20:24:00
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Main problem the joke sorry jock Ferguson
Tiny T
08/10/2010 00:26:00
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No cityman51 but we haven't lost either.
TheFamousNo7
08/10/2010 07:54:00
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Come now, the problem is down to not strengthening the team. I've heard ad nauseum at how good your young players are going to be one day, but they're not there yet, and the others are either too old to play week in week out, or not good enough for a team with title aspirations. You needed to buy players (Ozil, VDV, Fabiano, Sneijder, etc.) in the summer to keep up the challenge, but failed to do so. How many times will you let Fergie, Gill etc. repeat the mantra "No value in the market" before it finally dawns on you that the once mighty reds are far to broke to sign anyone? With losses of over £80m (£40m in interest payments alone!) despite record profits, things are not going to get better any time soon either. Last summer your owners padded the books by selling your best player for a world record transfer fee, who will be the next player to go, Rooney? Oh, and under the new UEFA financial fair play regulations, your interest payments will see you booted out of European competition too, so how are you going to pay back all of the money? Wouldn't count on a wealthy buyer, as that ship has sailed given the impending rule changes, so it's looking mighty bleak for you I must say.
fifthcolumnblue
08/10/2010 18:17:00
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fcb, im not going to pretend to know the ins and outs of our financial situation and the financial fair play rules but surely if a new own did come in and wipe out all the debt (however unlikely) we shouldn't be too badly inflicted by the financial fair play rules. The reason why I believe is you cant spend more than whats coming in, so, if we're making a 100 mil in profit then we can spend 100 mil in the market and the said 100 mil can still buy us quality players e.g. Sneijder, Benzema and Akinfeev (my personal preferences). I personally would never rule out a new owner, to the rich its about having the biggest and best not being big-headed, egotistical or arrogant but our club is one of footballings elite.
TheFamousNo7
08/10/2010 19:13:00
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Similarly but in a different context isn't it the same with City? You're losing far more than you're earning thus ruling you out of the Champions League meaning you can't get the support you need to cover your losses. Wasn't your wage bill last season itself more than your total income? Furthermore, wouldn't that wage bill of increased since with some of your big-name marquee signings?
TheFamousNo7
08/10/2010 19:17:00
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You won't be amongst football's elite for much longer if you don't qualify for the Champion's League next season - you are becoming a rapidly devaluing asset, so why would anyone spend over a billion pounds on you? As for us, we're all right jack. http://swissramble.blogspot.com/2010/10/how-manchester-city-could-break-even.html
fifthcolumnblue
08/10/2010 19:34:00
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LOL! http://cityunslicker.blogspot.com/2010/10/manchester-united-in-worse-financial.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CapitalistsWork+%28Capitalists+%40+Work%29
fifthcolumnblue
08/10/2010 20:14:00
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When i see it is when i will believe it.
TheFamousNo7
08/10/2010 20:31:00
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