UK time is: 09:18:46
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

ther's nowt like experiance.. when it counts..
ernshaw
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester United Articles

Stats: Burnley v United (Saturday August 30 2014)

Bewildwered! (Saturday August 30 2014)

Burnley 0 Manchester United 0 (Saturday August 30 2014)

Burnley v United - Team-Sheets (Saturday August 30 2014)

A Short Term Solution? (Saturday August 30 2014)

United Agree Blind Fee! (Saturday August 30 2014)

Cleverley to Villa Update (Saturday August 30 2014)

Is Time of the Essence? (Saturday August 30 2014)

The Great Rojo Mystery! (Saturday August 30 2014)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. TheFamousNo7 168
2. Kanchelskis 90
3. MotorMad 82
4. nordkap 15
5. ssopon273 2
6. kashere21 2
7. Awoyemi Segun 2
8. Spanish Red 2
9. partho52 1
10. Uthman Ahmad 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Burnley 0 - 0 Man Utd
Sunderland 1 - 1 Man Utd
Man Utd 1 - 2 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Liverpool 2 1 0 1 -1 3
12. Q.P.R. 3 1 0 2 -4 3
13. Sunderland 3 0 2 1 -1 2
14. Man Utd 3 0 2 1 -1 2
15. Newcastle 3 0 2 1 -2 2
16. Everton 3 0 2 1 -3 2
17. WBA 3 0 2 1 -3 2

Breaking League News

Slip or Not, There Was Only Going To Be 1 Winner
» Swansea : 30/08/2014 22:16:00
Simpson Seals Leicester Switch
» Q.P.R. : 30/08/2014 22:07:00
Austin Off The Mark
» Q.P.R. : 30/08/2014 21:48:00
NUFC v Crystal Palace Match Analysis
» Newcastle : 30/08/2014 21:21:00
Martinez Disappointed With Defending
» Everton : 30/08/2014 21:16:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Burnley (a)?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 2%
Jones 0%
Evans 0%
Blackett 0%
Young 0%
Valencia 25%
Fletcher 0%
Mata 0%
Di Maria 37%
Rooney 0%
Van Persie 0%
Anderson 12%
Welbeck 12%
Januzaj 12%