UK time is: 15:36:57
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

The Battle Of Goodison Park

Sir Alex Ferguson admits United did not play well and that they had to fight very hard for the win at Goodison Park.

Nemanja Vidic's 83rd minute header got the points for the Red Devils but Everton put up a real fight, despite rarely troubling Edwin van der Sar.

'It was a great result,' Sir Alex told MUTV. 'A lot of teams will drop points here. It was a real battle. It looked to me like it was going to be a draw, but then we got a lifeline with Nemanja's goal.

'It wasn't a great performance, but it was a good, decent performance. The whole team worked very hard, and it's maybe difficult sometimes coming back off the international break.

'We all know that we've not got our strongest side out, but in that situation you all get together. It was a good strong team effort today, and we defended right.

'They had a chance at 1-0 when Edwin's made a terrific save, and Rio Ferdinand's made a fantastic block from the follow-up. That's determined defending, and that's the kind of defending you need to win the title.

'If we can do that, and once we've got all our top players back and got the consistency of our performance, we'll be alright.'


Of course, Wiley's performance did not go unnoticed, particularly after he booked Scholes for... well, for no reason whatsoever (throwing the ball away... ridiculous really). He, unlike me, thinks the foul on Ronaldo was outside the box but I can be convinced by video evidence.

'When Scholesy got his booking, he didn't handle the ball. The referee's view is blocked, he's heard the crowd and given a yellow card, which is ridiculous,' said Fergie.

'Carlos has seen the video and said Ronaldo was definitely tripped, but it was outside the box. To get a yellow card if you've been fouled is ridiculous. And of course you can't rescind a yellow card, only a red card, that's the unfortunate thing.

'The referee's really just satisfied the crowd. He thought it was going to be a penalty kick, and that's why he's booked him. It gets him out of jail, and it was a terrible decision.'




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.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 15 2007

Time: 5:39PM

Your Comments

yeah battling and internationals and all these excuses... we just need to play properly and attack teams as we used to last season. 442... 442... 442
Vidicinho
Does vital man.utd have any members at all
young-Gunner
the answer to that is a resounding NO
daspecial1
but are they not the best supported club in the world?
merlin
no maybe we have lives. we dont spend all of our living hours infront of the computer. which i know u do merlin, u are constantly on here. two words mate. one of them if *****. the others off. u get it?
united4life
united4life: I think that aspect is beyond merlin, or indeed any opposing fan who thinks it's a joy beyond anything to come up here and have a feeble go at us... I can't really understand them but I won't even try.
midlothian99
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester United Articles

Another Nani Update! (Thursday October 2 2014)

Jones Could Return! (Thursday October 2 2014)

It`s a Fine Line! (Wednesday October 1 2014)

Cooking Shows? (Wednesday October 1 2014)

And the Favourite Is? (Wednesday October 1 2014)

United Chase Turin Duo? (Wednesday October 1 2014)

Returning Home? (Wednesday October 1 2014)

No Hummels! (Wednesday October 1 2014)

Herrera Has Fractured Rib (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Missing Out (Tuesday September 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)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man Utd 2 - 1 West Ham
Leicester City 5 - 3 Man Utd
Man Utd 4 - 0 Q.P.R.
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
4. Arsenal 6 2 4 0 4 10
5. Swansea 6 3 1 2 2 10
6. Aston Villa 6 3 1 2 -3 10
7. Man Utd 6 2 2 2 2 8
8. Spurs 6 2 2 2 1 8
9. Crystal Palace 6 2 2 2 0 8
10. WBA 6 2 2 2 0 8

Breaking League News

Danny Welbeck Is The Talk Of The Town
Arsenal : 02/10/2014 13:30:00
Arsenal : 02/10/2014 13:16:00
Delph Must Be Kept - Poll Results
Aston Villa : 02/10/2014 12:30:00
Everton fly out to Russia without key players
Everton : 02/10/2014 10:50:00
Liverpool: Rodgers Bemoans 'Soft' Goal
Liverpool : 02/10/2014 08:50:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v West Ham
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 9%
McNair 36%
Rafael 21%
Rojo 0%
Shaw 0%
Di Maria 7%
Blind 0%
Herrera 7%
Rooney 14%
Van Persie 2%
Falcao 2%
Fletcher 2%
Valencia 0%
Thorpe 0%