UK time is: 15:14:00
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

No Mass Suicides

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes there's no reason for desperation despite the embarassing defeat at Southend. The aptly-named Freddy Eastwood completed a Hollywood-like script with a brilliant free-kick to knock out the holders but the gaffer is looking forward now.

'We are disappointed because our club can`t accept being beaten in any kind of competition, even a friendly, because of the expectation level,' conceded Sir Alex at Southend.

'But I know that tomorrow we can get our togs on and start working again because that`s the name of the game at this club. Not to look back but look forward.

'We`ve had a disappointment but there`ll be no knee-jerk reaction, no mass sackings or suicides I hope, but a lot of recriminations.

'We`ll get panned in the press but by doing that you`re taking away from the performance that Southend gave.

'I think we started a bit slack and they got some impetus from that. The goal they scored was incredible, it was fantastic. I don`t think the boy (Fredy Eastwood) will score another one like it in his lifetime.

'If you`re going to be beaten, it`s better to be beaten by something special. I think it was something special.'




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:Wednesday November 8 2006

Time: 2:18PM

Your Comments

spoken with grace by the big man himself.....one of those games where you had very little to win except the match... if you had won they would have said you should have anyway...a classic david and goliath cup match and a very special goal to win the game....
ernshaw
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester United Articles

Welbeck Goes to Arsenal (Tuesday September 2 2014)

Cleverley Stay`s (Tuesday September 2 2014)

Hernandez Gets His Dream Move (Tuesday September 2 2014)

So How Was It For You? (Tuesday September 2 2014)

That Falcao Deal? (Tuesday September 2 2014)

Falcao Set For United Move (Monday September 1 2014)

Welbeck Off On Loan? (Monday September 1 2014)

Vidic - Nightmare Start! (Monday September 1 2014)

Blind Deal Almost Done (Monday September 1 2014)

Transfer Deadline Day Live Blog (Monday September 1 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. MotorMad 11
2. TheFamousNo7 10
3. Kanchelskis 3

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. West Ham 3 1 0 2 -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. Leicester City 3 0 2 1 -2 2
16. Newcastle 3 0 2 1 -2 2
17. Everton 3 0 2 1 -3 2

Breaking League News

Welbeck Goes to Arsenal
Man Utd : 02/09/2014 13:08:00
Maybe Lambert Is Getting Clever(ley) After All?
Aston Villa : 02/09/2014 12:57:00
No Signings, But Keeping Bony Feels Like One
Swansea : 02/09/2014 12:11:00
Welbeck Closes Arsenal's Transfer Window
Arsenal : 02/09/2014 10:24:00
Cleverley Stay`s
Man Utd : 02/09/2014 10:04:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Burnley (a)?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 12%
Jones 4%
Evans 0%
Blackett 0%
Young 0%
Valencia 4%
Fletcher 2%
Mata 0%
Di Maria 64%
Rooney 2%
Van Persie 2%
Anderson 2%
Welbeck 4%
Januzaj 4%