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SAF Post Match Reaction: Norwich Deserved To Win

Sir Alex Ferguson admitted Norwich deserved their 1-0 win at Carrow Road which denied Manchester United the chance to go back to the top of the Barclays Premier League.

“Norwich deserved their win because they worked so hard for it, although we had a lot of possession and one or two half chances. We didn’t create enough great chances. It just wasn’t our night,” Ferguson said on ESPN.

“Their goal was a marvellous cross and a great touch for the header. There was nothing our keeper could do about that.

“So you have to give credit to Norwich because they battled well, and their goalkeeper had a good night as well, so it is disappointing.”

United had trailed 2-0 at Aston Villa last weekend, but recovered to record a battling victory.

However, the fightback never materialised, even after the introduction of second-half substitutes Paul Scholes and Danny Welbeck.

Ferguson continued:

“You always feel that we can do that [come from behind to win] because the history of the club is like that – players have gotten used to making comebacks and we are always a threat in the last few minutes of matches.

“We were tonight in some respects, but they defended really well and the goalkeeper made some saves at vital moments.”

Leading scorer Robin van Persie had recovered from the thigh strain which kept him out of Holland’s midweek friendly with Germany, while Javier Hernandez also started after his match-winning cameo at Aston Villa last weekend but failed to make an impact.

Ferguson added:

“You always miss your good players, but we had plenty of good players on the pitch tonight.”

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  • Philsparrow November 17, 2012, 11:05 pm

    Ferguson is a mad man tonight. He caused evry thing that happened in this game. Am ashamed of Ferguson. His inclusion of giggs and carrick together in the midfield and his wrong substitute cause the win. Instead of him to change giggs 4 scholes and welbeck 4 young. He went and change nonsense. Thunder fire Ferguson for spoiling my night.

    • detoy117 November 18, 2012, 6:27 am

      seriously u sound like a typical naija boy… u see in football starting line up can be a gamble when u have a big squad… and important games ahead… what SAF did was welcomed but what i feel wud be better is if Anderson start… dat being talked about our footballing style needs to change and not always cross and nod when u don’t have a drogba or RVN but get dat Brazilian wing-ker Neymar

  • amadice November 18, 2012, 9:29 am

    @philparrow dnt blame SAF…valencia was d most useless player on d field…he could nt make a single good cross…@detroy does changes he made were wrong i expectd chicha 2 play 90mins…n wing style as alway bin our type of futball…am expectin TOM INCE and ZAHA in january…i wonder y SAF cant try MACHEDA on dat right wing he is more skillful dan valencia

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