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Fergie: We Were The Better Team

Alex Ferguson Rafa BenitezThree points at Anfield, job done. Sir Alex Ferguson, who has always made his dislike of Liverpool well known, has claimed that we deserved the points and that we were the better team.

“It was a typical Liverpool-United game,” assessed Sir Alex. “The fans create such a fervour and it’s difficult for the referee. Flowing football isn’t the issue, it’s about winning the game. But in the moments when we did play football in the first half, we looked the better team. It’s a marvellous day for us – a good team performance and a great result. I said before the game that I feel the games between the top sides are going to be important this season. That’s an important win for us. It’s going to be a long struggle and a fight until the end of the season. But I’ve always said around December, if we can be top or thereabouts on New Year’s Day then we have an outstanding chance of retaining the title.”

Were United the better team today?


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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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5 Comments

  1. Joel says:

    “Were United the better team today?” Yes.

    Liverpool might have looked the better team in terms of possessions and shots, but they never looked like winning the game. They struggled to break down our superb defense today, with clear cut chances few and far between for them. Twice they looked like scoring in the first half, but those two opportunities were gifted to them by some atypically nervous goalkeeping by VDS.

    With the possession they had, the game was there for their taking. But they failed to create much whereas we were arguably much more efficient on the ball. Once we scored, we always looked comfortable, even if not in control.

    Overall, a very passionate, efficient performance by our lads. Well done team! :)

  2. Taehr says:

    United is in a different class to liverpool.we were comfortable.rooney missed a sitter.that chance was better than any of pools

  3. Tom F says:

    In terms of what each team set out to do United came off better and despite the huge cock ups by Van Der Sar Liverpool didn’t really threaten, Babel coming on did seem to offer them something different but as we have done time after time with this team we didn’t let them rest.

    Like Arsenal found out nearlier this season, we’re not there to hand over our title with out a fight, the difference is we are the overall best team in England.

    Our squad is very, very strong.

  4. denton davey says:

    Not only were TheLads the better team, but SAF showed himself to be a far, far better strategist to Benitez whose caution was appalling.

    That’s not to say that the dippers “gifted” us the game, but it is to say that their players were limited by the atrocious management/strategy provided by Benitez’s so-called “tactical genius”.

    What a joke ! He’s still living off the miracle in Istanbul when ACMilan went to sleep at half-time. And, the English press – sheeps, all ! – just recycle the same old garbage.

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