Manchester United manager disappointed by Anfield performance
Sir Alex Ferguson saw his team continue their Premier League title march with a 2-1 win at Anfield, although it was yet another unconvincing away performance from the Red Devils who somehow landed the three points against a Liverpool team who played the second half with ten men.
September 23rd, 2012
Rafael and Van Persie’s goals landed the spoils after Steven Gerrard had broken the deadlock although Ferguson was disappointed by a sub-standard performance from his side who were dominated in the opening exchanges.
He told Sky Sports: “It’s a great result for us but we didn’t play well. In the first half Liverpool dominated us. I was disappointed in our performance to be honest with you.
“Second half, we had better possession but they’ve got 10 men, so we can’t take any great credit for that.
“But a win’s a win. We’re pleased with the result but not the performance.”
“I thought it was a clear red card,” he added. “Jonny Evans went for the ball, got the ball and the boy has gone in really dangerously.
“I don’t think there was any other decision the referee could have given.”
He added of Evans: “He went for the ball, he got the ball. That’s the important thing. Their boy didn’t even attempt to go for the ball.”