Manchester United suffered a humiliating 3-0 loss away to Newcastle last night at St. James Park to see their chances of moving level on points with their city rivals Manchester City go up in smoke.
In spite of the loss, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is still putting a brave face as he maintains that his squad can come back from their latest set back . This is the second consecutive game United have lost and questions are beginning to pop up as to whether they can successfully defend their title.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Ferguson was quoted as saying his side has the character to cope with the loss.
“This is not a time to be panicking. We’ve got the personal experience to cope with that,” Ferguson said.
“Losing the game at this time of the year – you don’t want it, it sometimes can happen, you’ve seen some of the results recently.
“But obviously we need to get the show on the road in terms of the run-in, particularly in March and April.”
With a little over half the season gone, top challengers for the title cannot afford to slip up anymore. That said, it is amazing to see fan reactions from United’s loss.
This rare loss has got fans saying all type of comments and calling for him to make serious changes to his squad. It’s not that United are a bad side, it just that City are really good this season and no matter how hard United try, they will continue being second best (for now)until a lady luck smiles on them.
Just like it is between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. No matter how hard or good Ronaldo plays, Messi always seems to make the headlines. Ferguson went on to add that his side did not make much use of the possesion they had.
“But we didn’t make enough of our possession with the ball anyway.
“The story of the game was they had two fantastic strikes that put them in the driving seat, they weren’t going to lose it. They were really determined and made sure they didn’t lose it.”
Things only get harder for United who prepare to face City at the Etihad Stadium this coming Sunday.
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