Manchester United - Veterans Are Vital
UK time is: 12:18:00
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Veterans Are Vital

Sir Alex Ferguson has raised a point about our title capabilities which I still doubt despite our fine start (I'm a born pessimist, that's all). The Scot thinks our experienced trio can be vital to our challenge. Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville share 1701 appearances and 20 titles between them and begun the season in fantastic form. They can make the difference this time, Fergie insists.

'They're great players and they've done it all,' he told MUTV. 'I think, when the bit comes to the bit, if we're in a challenging position next April, these are the players that have been there before and they'll guide us through.'

It's an interesting thought and one thing is certainly true. No other players from the top-four teams contributed to winning a proper title race. Arsenal's Ljungberg, Henry, Lauren, Touré and Gilberto Silva came closest to it but they've collapsed under pressure in 2003 - the year of the last real contest for the Premiership crown. In the 3 subsequent years, the eventual winners were allowed to walk away with it.

So this really could be an advantage, knowing how resolutely this trio persevered in 1996, 1999 or 2003 when they've reserved their finest displays of the respective seasons for the most important games. But to be honest, I still fear that we might collapse once again and thus Chelsea would be allowed to run away into the distance.

Lads, please, keep up the good work, it will reap huge benefits to be in a challenging position at the end. After all, we all saw how Frank Lampard had performed under pressure this summer...




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 6 2006

Time: 5:00PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
ther's nowt like experiance.. when it counts..
ernshaw
Report Abuse
06/11/2006 21:47:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester United Articles

Everything is So Messy! (Sunday July 5 2015)

So Is Van Persie Leaving? (Sunday July 5 2015)

Van Persie Dismisses Besiktas Link (Saturday July 4 2015)

Falcao Joins Chelsea (Saturday July 4 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. MotorMad 7
2. TheFamousNo7 2
3. adigxman 2
4. Carew28 1
5. United Red 1

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Pre-Season Is Finalised
» Norwich : 06/07/2015 11:43:00
Canaries Baulk At Brady Fee?
» Norwich : 06/07/2015 11:19:00
Everton to hold contract talks with midfielder
» Everton : 06/07/2015 11:00:01
Everton keeping watchful eye on United striker
» Everton : 06/07/2015 10:33:01
Wijnaldum The Latest Propaganda Piece
» Newcastle : 06/07/2015 09:40:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can You See United Signing Sergio Ramos?
Suggested By:  boyoh
Yes! 74%
No! 22%
Not Sure! 4%