UK time is: 13:07:21
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Fergie Hails Twelfth Man

Travelling United supporters were singing relentlessly as all the lads were at their most vociferous and defiant mood on Sunday at the White Hart Lane. Sir Alex did not forget to praise them.

Our away support was magnificent again, they could be heard throughout the game - especially after the third goal when the home fans went dumb. This truly lifted the team, according to Fergie.

'I think the players enjoyed the match, and the fans did too,' said Sir Alex.

'Our support was terrific today. Away from home they're like an extra man, there's no question about that.'

Now we should somehow reproduce that at Old Trafford where this kind of support is not so pronounced. Anyway, the players also played their part in the victory and Fergie did not want to be unjust.

'I enjoyed the result and the second half once we got in front. But in the first half I thought we were too slow in our build-up. I didn`t think we played with enough width or pace so I felt we could improve when we went in at half-time.

'We were out of the traps very quickly in the first 15 minutes of the second half. The build-up was quick, we played with good width and I think it made a difference to us.'

'We came out with a real purpose in the second half. I said to the players at half-time, 'If you want to win the league, you can't sit back and hope teams make mistakes. You've got to make the opposition make mistakes. Your play has got to earn the right to win matches.''

Did you REALLY say this to the players at half-time? Then let me ask you, Sir, why did you fail to produce a similar teamtalk at the Emirates where it was much-needed?

But I'm not angry, of course: I'm happy to see our advices were not lost on the manager!




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 February 5 2007

Time: 4:05PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I thought your twelfth man was the one in the middle dressed in black!
ParkLane67
Report Abuse
05/02/2007 16:24:00

damn, beat me to it!
Jacky B
Report Abuse
05/02/2007 16:27:00

they had 13 then lol
Jacky B
Report Abuse
05/02/2007 16:27:00

12th man being the ref?
Gavaldinho
Report Abuse
05/02/2007 16:35:00

12th man - REF. (repeated)
ScottDaYid
Report Abuse
05/02/2007 16:44:00

great minds.... Why is everyone sucking Ronaldo's dangler after yesterdays game? He dived for a pen and made one good run for the third goal - other than that he was no better than average by his standards...
skins
Report Abuse
05/02/2007 17:27:00

Ha ha ha 12th man that was your best mate giving a penalty.
anil60
Report Abuse
05/02/2007 18:02:00

its not just the penalty the ref had a terrible game
rooneyisgod
Report Abuse
05/02/2007 20:41:00

Even the best ref's are appalling!
bmb
Report Abuse
06/02/2007 10:58:00

the referees need help
rooneyisgod
Report Abuse
06/02/2007 14:43:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester United Articles

Best Striker So Far? (Friday February 27 2015)

Full Back Interesting the Big-Boys (Friday February 27 2015)

Van Persie Out for Four Games! (Friday February 27 2015)

Is He Coming Back? (Thursday February 26 2015)

Blackett Pens New Contract (Thursday February 26 2015)

United Losing Pereira? (Thursday February 26 2015)

Old Trafford Still Scary? (Thursday February 26 2015)

Another Central Defender Linked (Thursday February 26 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. TheFamousNo7 100
2. MotorMad 71
3. Kanchelskis 2
4. jeorge@57 1
5. Egbele01 1

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 26 18 6 2 34 60
2. Man City 26 16 7 3 31 55
3. Arsenal 26 14 6 6 20 48
4. Man Utd 26 13 8 5 18 47
5. Southampton 26 14 4 8 19 46
6. Liverpool 26 13 6 7 9 45
7. Spurs 26 13 5 8 5 44

Breaking League News

James Defiant On Leicester Survival
Leicester City : 27/02/2015 13:01:00
Wood Joins Ipswich On Loan
Leicester City : 27/02/2015 12:55:00
Bruce - We Can't Get Complacent Ahead Of Stoke
Hull City : 27/02/2015 12:41:00
Best Striker So Far?
Man Utd : 27/02/2015 12:33:00
Full Back Interesting the Big-Boys
Man Utd : 27/02/2015 12:32:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

United v Sunderland?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
Home Win! 100%
Away Win! 0%
Draw! 0%