Ferguson is wrong, United can't win the title

Ferguson is wrong, United can't win the title

Ferguson is wrong, United can't win the title

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IT would seem that Sir Alex Ferguson has lost a grip on reality since retiring as manager of Manchester United.

How else do you explain his comments that the men from Old Trafford can still win the Premier League?

Of course, mathematically, being only 14 points adrift of leaders Arsenal in seventh, they can so he's technically not wrong.

But the same could be applied to Aston Villa in 10th and they're not going to win it either.

Ferguson's public backing of David Moyes is admirable, not least because he chose the former Everton boss as his successor last summer.

But he was hardly going to write him off, was he? Perhaps he should have done.

By anybody's standards, what is happening to United at the moment is dramatic. They have gone from winning the Premier League by 11 points last May to being also-rans this time around, and are also out of both major cup competitions. And it's only January.

Historically, this has always been the time of year that United have kicked into gear and taken the league by storm. Yet we have seen very little so far this season to suggest that is about to happen.

Ferguson's notion that Moyes should be given time to sort it out is commendable, even if he looks way out of his depth.

As one commentator put it recently, Moyes has a track record of finishing seventh. He is turning United into Everton.

He might be without Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie but this is a club who won the title last term with the same squad. They can't all have become rubbish overnight.

Do the signings made by their rivals really account for such a difference in league points?

Bringing in Juan Mata for a club record £37.1million is a step in the right direction but it won't be enough.

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3:38pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Realistblue says...

whiskey nose, has been 'on it' again...
whiskey nose, has been 'on it' again... Realistblue
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6:42pm Tue 28 Jan 14

worcestersfinest says...

United minus fergie equals average! I hope they win nothing!
United minus fergie equals average! I hope they win nothing! worcestersfinest
  • Score: 2

9:13pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Small Town says...

If I wanted to read the views of Taggart I'd go to the Manchester (United) Evening News website, not that of "my" Worcester News.

What have a Director's thoughts of a Trafford based mid-table football club got to do with the sporting interests of Worcester?

Someone please enlighten me - Next week I guess we'll be hearing from a Sunderland director, and the week after the Chief Executive of Everton?
If I wanted to read the views of Taggart I'd go to the Manchester (United) Evening News website, not that of "my" Worcester News. What have a Director's thoughts of a Trafford based mid-table football club got to do with the sporting interests of Worcester? Someone please enlighten me - Next week I guess we'll be hearing from a Sunderland director, and the week after the Chief Executive of Everton? Small Town
  • Score: 1

3:10am Wed 29 Jan 14

worcestersfinest says...

Small Town wrote:
If I wanted to read the views of Taggart I'd go to the Manchester (United) Evening News website, not that of "my" Worcester News.

What have a Director's thoughts of a Trafford based mid-table football club got to do with the sporting interests of Worcester?

Someone please enlighten me - Next week I guess we'll be hearing from a Sunderland director, and the week after the Chief Executive of Everton?
It's because most of the man utd supporters don't actually live in Manchester!!
[quote][p][bold]Small Town[/bold] wrote: If I wanted to read the views of Taggart I'd go to the Manchester (United) Evening News website, not that of "my" Worcester News. What have a Director's thoughts of a Trafford based mid-table football club got to do with the sporting interests of Worcester? Someone please enlighten me - Next week I guess we'll be hearing from a Sunderland director, and the week after the Chief Executive of Everton?[/p][/quote]It's because most of the man utd supporters don't actually live in Manchester!! worcestersfinest
  • Score: 4

12:15pm Wed 29 Jan 14

steve carley says...

It's a comment article and there might be a few people out there who are interested in other teams, not just the Worcester ones.
It's a comment article and there might be a few people out there who are interested in other teams, not just the Worcester ones. steve carley
  • Score: -3

12:24pm Mon 3 Feb 14

liketoknow says...

I think everyone knows, and that includes the managers that Manchester city are going to walk it.
I think everyone knows, and that includes the managers that Manchester city are going to walk it. liketoknow
  • Score: 0

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