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Queiroz blames friendlies (AUDIO)


With Sir Alex Ferguson jetting off straight after the final whistle to attend an awards ceremony in South Africa, it was up to his number 2 to answer the questions put to him by the media after United's first loss at home to their city rivals in 34 years.

Carlos Queiroz blamed the international week after the likes of Nemanja Vidic, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rio Ferdinand and Wes Brown among others who spent all week with their respective national sides.

Darius Vassell's goal at the third attempt opened the scoring before Benjani netted on debut to give the visitors a shock 2-0 lead in the match marking 50 years since the Munich tragedy.

Michael Carrick got one back late on however an off colour performance, down in large parts to a very professional performance from Manchester City meant a first league double was suffered by United in close to 38 years.

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Writer: Lee Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 11 2008

Time: 12:08AM

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Rubbish, most teams have to deal with this. Man U don't need to make excuses, but this is just silly.
Carlosio
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11/02/2008 02:58:00

Whilst the likes of Giggs, Scholes and Brown continue to be selected, and Rooney misses games, for whatever reason, then utd will drop many more points than other title hopefuls
bseymour
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11/02/2008 06:13:00

Manure the only ones to play many games? What a load of tosh!
Blue is the colour
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11/02/2008 12:19:00

Also, didn't you not long go and play a friendly midweek on the other side of the world. Your management team are talking out of their arses.
Carlosio
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11/02/2008 12:49:00

i think that is the reason we were so slow and sloppy but its noexcuse. other teams have to deal with it, so should we
simonm
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11/02/2008 14:56:00

no way can we blame international friendlies i think we shud look at the saudi trip.
rooneyisgod
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11/02/2008 20:43:00

Well Done City..............................!
horseworrier
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12/02/2008 22:24:00

Yep hes blaming the wrong friendly here
gunnerkid107
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14/02/2008 02:59:00

 

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