UK time is: 01:12:43
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Rio Trusts The Attackers

Rio Ferdinand admitted United had to work very hard for three points at the Madejski Stadium today.

But we were always going to score, insists the defender who did not have doubts about our ability to find the breakthrough.

"You start wondering, but in the last fifteen minutes we always knew we`d get three or four more chances," he told MUTV.

"With the talent we`ve got, you keep thinking 'we`ll score the next one`. Rooney and Ronaldo, who have been doing so well for us lately, managed to put the ball in the back of the net.

"Getting a clean sheet is important, because if we do that then we know we`re going to have the chance to win the game. That was one of the main things for us today, keeping a clean sheet.

"We had a lot of opportunities in the first half, but we didn`t put them away. In the second half it followed a similar pattern, but we managed to get two goals later in the game.

"We were lucky that we got that today, but I think we created enough to chances."


More than enough, I would say. But it was nerve-racking stuff to watch and judging by Rio's words, it wasn't easier to be on the pitch, either...

"That was probably the hardest gamewe`ve had all season. Reading worked us very hard. They pushed us all over the pitch and we had to battle for our three points today.

"For Wayne`s goal, the ball in from Carlos was exquisite. He picked out Wazza, and he stretched his leg out and managed to guide it past the keeper. I think he took the keeper by surprise with how early he hit it, it was a great goal."




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

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 19 2008

Time: 8:04PM

Your Comments

Zae, you really wanted the pudgy pie lover to have that goal eh? Shame he didn´t get it, :)
Blue is the colour
Wazza - what the feck is that nickname all about?
merlin
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester United Articles

The Shirt off Your Back! (Saturday September 20 2014)

Will They Sell? No! (Saturday September 20 2014)

United Target is Staying in Milan! (Friday September 19 2014)

Juventus Interest Cooled! (Thursday September 18 2014)

Something Missing! (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Yet More Ronaldo Intrigue! (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Looking at 15 Years! (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Rooney Ends Feud (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Di Maria in Exulted Company (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Biding his Time (Tuesday September 16 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 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
8. West Ham 5 2 1 2 1 7
9. Hull City 5 1 3 1 0 6
10. Liverpool 5 2 0 3 -1 6
11. Man Utd 4 1 2 1 3 5
12. Everton 4 1 2 1 -1 5
13. Leicester City 4 1 2 1 -1 5
14. Stoke 5 1 2 2 -1 5

Breaking League News

Arsenal`s Control Freaks Take The Points
» Arsenal : 21/09/2014 00:41:00
» Liverpool : 20/09/2014 21:58:00
» Swansea : 20/09/2014 21:23:00
Bodymoor Closed For Business After Arsenal Loss
» Aston Villa : 20/09/2014 21:19:00
Report - Bony Sent Off As Southampton Win 1-0
» Swansea : 20/09/2014 19:47:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Leicester City v United?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
Leicester to win! 0%
United to win! 90%
Score Draw 10%
0-0 Draw 0%